This week a new Matthew McConaughey drama was confirmed, the ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ star will be taking the lead in a new drama called ‘Born to Run.’ The film is based on the popular novel ‘Born To Run – A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,’ written in 2009 by Christopher McDougall.
The news was confirmed by several sources before the studio made their scheduled announcement, the script will be written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. The book follows McDougall as he studies the Tarahumara Indian tribe in the Mexican Copper Canyons. In the book McDougall researches the tribe, trying to understand how they are able to run such amazing distances without having the same injuries and chronic-pain that typical joggers and runners have.
After it was published, the book set of a national-craze based on the benefits of barefoot running. The story also features a little friendly competition, having members of the tribe race against some of the best runners in America.
McConaughey already has several films scheduled to release over the next two years. On the list are ‘The Free State of Jones,’ scheduled to release in 2016, and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’. In 2015 he will star in the film ‘The Sea of Trees,’ one of the more popular 2015 releases and written by Chris Sparling.
Directed by Gus Van Sant, ‘Sea of Trees’ follows an American bent on suicide, who finds a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji. After their meeting, the two share a journey to escape the forest. McConaughey will star in the film alongside Naomi Watts and Katie Aselton. McConaughey will play the role of Arthur Brennan in the film.
More casting information and a possible release window for ‘Born to Run’ will be released as the film moves closer to production.