Three clips from upcoming Stephen King adaptation 'The Dark Tower' focuses on the battle between righteous gunslinger and embodiment of evil two leads play
Neon and Vice have pre-bought U.S. rights to Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” with Matthew McConaughey. The comedy about the misadventures of a lovable rogue (who else but the former Wooderson, McConaughey). It marks Korine’s follow-up to “Spring Breakers.” Production will begin this fall. The film will hit theaters in 2018. Korine will write, as... Read more »
It’s the moment Stephen King fans have been waiting for – his fantasy epic ‘The Dark Tower’ has finally been brought to life. After some teasers from its stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey on Twitter yesterday, and some pretty cool motion posters released online, we’ve got our first proper look at the forthcoming movie. Elba plays the ‘gunslinger’ Roland Deschain, the last of his kind who roam the post-apocalyptic Mid-World, which exists in parallel to Earth, in search of the ‘dark tower’, the nexus of all universes.
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The Oscar-winning star of 'Gold' says the entire film set DISAPPEARED under water while shooting in Thailand. 'Gold' is in cinemas now.
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Many actors have criminal records, but Matthew McConaughey wins the award for having easily the best one. There they found McConaughey, pre-McConaissance, of course, ‘dancing naked’, and arrested him, the charges relating to the possession of marijuana and its necessary paraphernalia and resisting transportation. “I don’t want to rent a place there, but it was a nice stay for a night,” McConaughey said at the time.
This could possibly be the most Matthew McConaughey thing that Matthew McConaughey has ever done.
Universal has released a series of new character portraits for ‘Sing’, the new animated musical from the studio responsible for ‘Minions’ and ‘Despicable Me’, to help you put a face to a name. Directed by Garth Jennings (‘Son of Rambow’, ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy’), ‘Sing’ is set in a world like ours but one that is completely inhabited by animals, and it tells the story of a plucky Koala who wants to host the world’s greatest singing competition.
Inspired by true events, 'Gold' tells the story of Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a modern day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
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Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts in a movie directed by Oscar-nominated Gus Van Sant should be a sure thing. The movie was made last year, and is set in the Aokigahara forest in Japan, at the bottom of Mount Fuji, known as the ‘suicide forest’ due to the number of people who go there to take their own lives (54 were recorded in 2010 alone). McConaughey plays a businessman who goes there to do just that, but meets another man, Takumi, played by Ken Watanabe, who is planning to do the same.
It’s not every day you get to meet A-list Hollywood actors, unless you’re Jessica Chastain’s gran, but it seems meeting Matthew McConaughey left her in aw. ‘The Martian’ star Chastain took to Instagram to share the adorable photo of the time her grandma Marilyn was lucky enough to meet the actor who’s gone under something of an acting renaissance (or McConaissance, as some have branded it) over the past few years. Chastain captioned the snap: ‘ Look at the way my grandma’s looking at him! I’ll admit granny, he’s a charming guy.#matthewmcconaughey #loveatfirstsight#tbt #hahahahahaha’ which went out to her 808,000 followers and has almost 30,000 Likes so far.
It’s no secret that ‘The Dark Tower’, one of Stephen King’s most ambitious works, is currently being adapted for the big screen. Starring Idris Elba as the iconic gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConnaughey as the Man in Black, ‘The Dark Tower’ is already causing plenty of buzz… and could prove to be a huge hit.
Having successfully won a slew of awards and navigated his career back to the top of the Hollywood food chain, actor Matthew McConaughey is set to take a step in a perhaps unexpected direction. It has been announced that the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Oscar-winner and ‘True Detective’ Emmy-winner will be a guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, where he himself was formerly a student. McConaughey will be teaching the filmmaking class along with his 'Free State of Jones’ director Gary Ross.
Matthew McConaughey has been spotted on the streets of New York while filming the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’. The production was filming in Madison Square Garden when one New Yorker snapped the Oscar-winning star in costume as Walter Padick - “the man in black” - a character King describes as “the embodiment of evil”. Matthew McConaughey filming “The Dark Tower” at Madison Square Park, NYC #thedarktower A photo posted by @fmarciuliano on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT The film, written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel, is shooting in the Big Apple over the next few days, so hopefully we’ll also get to see Idris Elba in costume as Roland Deschain - the Gun Slinger - soon too. ‘The Dark Tower’ is set for release in February 2017, but it’s had a long and tortured road to the big screen so far.
Gary Oldman has the “role of a lifetime” playing a dwarf, it features Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale at the height of their mainstream fame, yet it’s been called one of the worst and most tasteless movies ever made. When the British actress signed on for 2003’s ‘Tiptoes’, written and directed by cult filmmaker Matthew Bright, she agreed to do it for SAG minimum wage – with one condition. The now-63-year-old (below) had actually written the script for ‘Tiptoes’ when he was 18.
‘The Dark Tower’ is filling out its cast with newcomer Tom Taylor. According to Variety, the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ has tapped newcomer Tom Taylor… in the role of Jake Chambers.
Author Stephen King has confirmed that a movie based on ‘The Dark Tower’ - his beloved series of sci-fi fantasy novels - is happening and that it will star Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. An adaptation has been in the works for some time, but has gained serious traction over the past six months, with Sony hiring director Nikolaj Arcel and setting a 13 January 2017 release date. King’s tweet said: “It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed,” quoting the opening line of the series’ first book, before a hashtag for #DarkTowerMovie and tagging the pair of actors.
Idris Elba has officially been linked to the lead role in a movie series adapted from a long-running series of novels… but no, it isn’t James Bond. Multiple sources report that Elba is the front runner to play Roland Deschain the Gunslinger in the long-awaited big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ at Sony. An unorthodox collision of western, high fantasy, science fiction and horror, ‘The Dark Tower’ follows the mysterious Deschain on his quest to the tower of the title.