He was anointed as ‘People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2005.’ For the fans, he always evokes the air of cowboys, with their tan intact, shirt buttons undone and a smirk hanging at the corner of his lips. Matthew McConaughey is a true McConaughey, who never lest go off his McConaissance. His public image is still superimposed with his debut movie role, a peace-loving stoner in Richard Linklater’s ‘Dazed And Confused,’ named Wooderson. With the Wooderson aura hanging around his head, he churned out a number of romantic comedies, including ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,’ ‘Failure to Launch’ and ‘Fool’s Gold’ and ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.’ Both the fans and actors were eventually fed up with bouncing around on the beach or chasing women through the streets of Manhattan.
It was a time for a change for Matthew McConaughey and he took inspiration from the most obvious source, his father. He died when McConaughey was 21 and was a reputed businessman in the oil industry. He was the one who taught McConaughey to pick an interesting life over the secured options. McConaughey stopped reading rom-com scripts and the next time, we saw him playing the nefarious Killer Joe Cooper in ‘Killer Joe,’ the greedy Kenny Wells in ‘Gold’ and the bony hick Ron Woodroof in ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Ron Woodroof’s portrayal brought his first Oscar in 2014. McConaissance was redefined when he gained 45lb to become Kenny Wells in ‘Gold’ and shed around the same weight for ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Matthew McConaughey movie or television show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming films and shows of Matthew McConaughey scheduled to release in the near future. We can only hope that the new Matthew McConaughey performances would be as good as some of his recent ones.
4. The Gentlemen (2020)
‘The Gentlemen’ is Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming British crime drama, directed and produced by Guy Ritchie. The project has been on for quite a long time with the working title, ‘Toff Guys.’ The plot revolves around a British drug kingpin who tries to sell out his cash cow, a big drug empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.
‘The Gentlemen’ also stars Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, and Michelle Dockery. According to reports, Golding plays a Vietnamese gangster while Grant appears as a blackmailing photographer. Farrell’s character is the trainer of MMA fighters and Kate Beckinsale’s character is the wife of McConaughey’s character. These are the other two important castings. Written by Ritchie along with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, the movie hits theaters on January 24, 2020.
3. Sing 2 (2021)
‘Sing 2’ is the sequel to ‘Sing’, and will be looking to recreate the same magic as the first movie. It is an animated family comedy and will likely pick up from where the first film leaves off. To refresh your memory, ‘Sing’ shows a world inhabited by animals who display human-like behavior.
We have a theater owner going out of business, and to save it, he tries to organize a singing competition. However, the amount printed is wrong and way more than what he can afford. This brings in a variety of performers, and we get to know their backgrounds, where they are coming from, and why music means so much to them. Even as we get familiar with the group, we realize that the competition might not take place at all. Finally, the owner tries his best but fails.
However, the performers are way too invested in this opportunity to give up at the last moment, and the competition does take place under different circumstances. It helps the owner raise the money to keep the theater safe. The second movie might pick up on the continuing adventures of the owner, as the other animals come to assist him in further troubles. The movie is slated to be released on July 2, 2021, and will see McConaughey alongside castmembers like Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon.
2. True Detective (2014 – )
HBO’s ‘True Detective‘ is one of the most talked-about shows. The third season comes as a great relief for fans as the sophomore season was a disappointment. While many fans claim season three is the best yet, the series has already gathered positive reviews and popularity for the plot and performances. For the ‘True Detective’ fans, the plot revolves around a 70-year-old ex-cop, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and struggling to hold on to his slippery memories. Hays is played by the Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali, and he appears in three timelines, at age 35, 45 and 70.
After the disastrous Season 2, the show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto took over as director for all eight episodes. Jeremy Saulnier and Daniel Sackheim are the co-directors. For the McConaughey fans, the series brings back Mathew McConaughey as an Executive Producer. He was the lead character, Detective Rust Cohle, in the critically acclaimed first season.
He joins hands with Woody Harrelson to executive produce the series. The only instance when the old buddies appeared onscreen in Season 3 was when Hays was being shown an old newspaper clipping about Season 1. Fans take this as a hint given by creator Nic Pizzolatto and the writers about a possible Season 4. With McConaughey and Harrelson on board, obviously, the fans can hope for a season 4 soon.
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1. The Billionaire’s Vinegar (TBA)
A few years back Deadline reported that Matthew McConaughey is going to star in ‘The Billionaire’s Vinegar’, the Sony Pictures film about the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles, purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson, was called fake. The film’s script has been written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the team behind ‘Wanted’, ‘3:10 To Yuma‘ and ‘Chicago Fire’.
‘The Billionaire’s Vinegar’ begins in 1985, when a Forbes family member paid $156,000 at auction for a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, which Christie’s of London billed as part of a Jefferson cache discovered in France. After paying $500,000 for the Jefferson bottles, billionaire Bill Koch paid twice that for an investigation to confirm their origins and then sued Rodenstock.
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The Beach Bum (2019)
Matthew McConaughey can be seen exploring unseen depths of drug use in Harmony Korine’s hallucinating flick, ‘The Beach Bum.’ ‘One day I will swallow the world, and when I do I hope you all perish violently,’ announces McConaughey’s eccentric character, Moondog in the trailer. The plot of the film is a drug overdosed hallucinatory drama that centers around Moondog, who lives a weightless life in a trashy beach.
McConaughey plays a Miami based poet and stoner who goes through a soul-searching journey of self-discovery, through people, places, days, nights, and of course, experimenting with various drugs.
‘The Beach Bum’ is Korine’s follow up piece to the first dip in the stoner movie genre, ‘Spring Breakers.’ The other cast members include Isla Fisher, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Buffett. ‘The Beach Bum’ hit the U.S. theaters on 29 March 2019.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ is Netflix’s addition that will be familiar to anyone who has followed ‘Between Two Ferns’, the talk show. Hosted by Zach Galifianakis, the show is extremely popular for the straightforward approach taken in questioning celebrities. Zach gets his laughs from the faux-confrontational style of the questions, and how they are intended to discomfort the celebrities.
The movie is really tied in with the show, so we see the same settings. A sparse studio is decorated with two ferns as Zach questions celebrities. However, during an interview, the studio floods and Zach’s boss is not amused. He has a lot of money riding on Zach’s show’s popularity with viewers. Zach is given an ultimatum that he must conduct and deliver the stipulated number of interviews if he wants a shot at hosting a major talk show. Naturally, he goes on the road with his crew and they meet different celebrities. In the process. Zach not only learns more about himself, but also figures out the kind of talk show host he wants to be, and where his loyalties lie.
Matthew McConaughey is one of the celebrities interviewed, and unfortunately, it is during this interview that the studio floods. ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ released on September 20, 2019.
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