It's like 'Stand By Me' for a new generation.
This is Matthew McConaughey. We know, right? McConaughey - frequently seen looking quite buff running on the beach - lost 40 pounds to play a man suffering from AIDS for the upcoming indie film 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' and looks almost unrecognizable while filming a scene on the New Orleans set.
It's been an alright-alright-alright year for Matthew McConaughey, who's starred in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike,' Richard Linklater's 'Bernie,' and can currently be seen in William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe.' And now the actor will take a stroll on down to Wall Street for Martin Scorsese in 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
No one will ever accuse director William Friedkin ('The Exorcist') of mellowing with age. His newest film, 'Killer Joe,' is an unrepentant celebration of sleaze that is downright quaint in its blithe attitude toward morals, purpose or restraint. It is, depending on your world view, a breath of fresh air or a harbinger of our eroded sense of ethical responsibility.
I'll go with the former.
It almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Two of America's most charming Southern-flavored actors doing a buddy-detective story on cable? Perhaps an oversimplification, but for now it seems like HBO has won the bidding war to the high-profile new drama 'True Detective,' written by 'The Killing's own Nic Pizzolato.
But it seems the younger guys aren't the only ones who spend at least part of the movie showing off their naughty bits -- McConaughey also wears his share of revealing outfits.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson first worked together over a decade ago in Ron Howard's largely ignored 'Ed TV.' But the two became friends and are now looking to headline a cop show by director Cary Fukunaga ('Jane Eyre') called 'True Detective.' They have a writer and a episode count, what they don't have yet is a network.