Harmony Korine’s been laying fairly low since his last feature, 2013’s neon-hued crime rave Spring Breakers. Word on the street is that his next feature should be ready for the public’s eyeballs sometime this year, with the announced title of The Trap and a tantalizing cast including Al Pacino, Benicio del Toro, Robert Pattinson, and previous muse Gucci Mane. But even as he prepares to once again loose the mayhem that is a new Korine movie on the world, the director has begun to shore up plans for his next next feature. And today brings the news that he’s landed an all-too-appropriate star for the gestating project.
The McConaissance is still upon us, and Matthew McConaughey is in high demand. He almost had a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but instead opted for the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. With the Guardians sequel poised to rake in the billions, why take a chance on a franchise-starter that might not have the same box office heft? McConaughey explained that he chose it for just that reason, and because he didn’t want to join a franchise as an afterthought.
You know that Matthew McConaughey’s big breakthrough as an actor was as Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. But did you know Wooderson was originally intended as a very small part? After Linklater cast McConaughey in the role (after he grew a mustache and longer hair to prove he wasn’t too handsome for the part), and the actor repeatedly impressed the director with his improvisations and comedy, he beefed up Wooderson’s screen time considerably. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
HBO seems to have bounced back from its string of disappointments with Westworld, but don’t expect True Detective to be granted another shot just yet. If it is, at least Season 1 star Matthew McConaughey is all-in to return for another round with creator Nic Pizzolatto.
The McConnaissance is still upon us, with Matthew McConaughey having lent his vocal talents to both Sing and Kubo and the Two Strings this year, as well as starring in Free State of Jones and just completing production as the Man in Black in next year’s The Dark Tower adaptation. Today, it was announced that the star is in negotiations to play the father of a police informant and a drug dealer in Yann Demange’s White Boy Rick.
Here’s the thing: After this election, many of you will undoubtedly endure awkward and possibly contentious Thanksgiving dinners with your families. And after that, some of you will get up before the sun rises the next day to participate (either willingly or as the reluctant hostage of a loved one) in the harrowing tradition known as Black Friday. By Saturday, you will find yourself in dire need of a reminder that there is still joy in this world. Lucky for you, AMC Theatres and Universal have your back with free screenings of Sing.
I always knew, deep down, that if I did this job long enough, I’d eventually see a movie about anthropomorphized elephants featuring the music of Eminem.
Sing is the latest in 2016’s lineup of animated talking animal movies, and if these new photos are any indication, this musical might be far more charming than the trailers indicate (using pop songs that already feel dated isn’t helping). The stars of the upcoming film posed with their animated counterparts for a series of new images, while some interesting new names have popped up on the cast list.
Matthew McConaughey has an Oscar; his name and “Academy Award Winner” is the first thing you see in this teaser for Gold. But I think he wants more. Everytime he says “gold” in this clip for Gold, about a guy who wants gold and tries to find gold and get rich by getting gold, I hear gold statue. It’s the largest gold find of the decade! There‘s no way to possibly describe the feeling! It’s amazing how a little gold can change everything!
It’s still uncertain how high the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower will climb, establishing a multi-movie franchise with a TV arm fleshing out the world’s expansive backstory. That isn’t stopping MRC and writer Akiva Goldsman from rolling full-steam ahead, eying a 2017 production date with Idris Elba to briefly reprise his role in adapting King’s novel Wizard and Glass. Get the latest details!