Matthew McConaughey is joining the world of Harmony Korrine. The Oscar winner is set to inhabit a role he was born to play. Per Variety:
Matthew McConaughey, who won an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” will star in comedy “The Beach Bum,” which Harmony Korine (“Spring Breakers”) will write and direct. Rocket Science will handle international sales commencing at the European Film Market in Berlin.
LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, and Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce, with principal photography scheduled to begin in July.
Creative Artists Agency arranged financing for the film and will represent its North American distribution rights.
“‘The Beach Bum’ follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious and lovable rogue who lives life large,” according to a statement.
So essentially, this is a “Matthew McConaughey as David Wooderson” biopic. Got it.