Matthew McConaughey joins the line for two New Line's big screen projects.
Hollywood's prince charming and movie star, Matthew McConaughey, is lining not only for one, but two big screen projects. Last seen playing with Sarah Jessica Parker in a romantic comedy entitled "Failure to Launch", McConaughey is heading up for another movie title in the same genre.
Under the production of New Line Cinema, McConaughey's next role is as a man dealing with his commitment phobia in a resurrected "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past". The movie was supposed to have Brad Pitt in the leading role back in 2003. In fact, it was four weeks left to start the production when the Walt Disney Co. put it offset. This time, the renewal holds Jon Shestack, one of the original producers, and has Scott Moore and John Lucas write the script, and to be released in the holiday of 2007.
"Ghosts" reveals the story of a man drowned in his commitment phobia who is paid visits by ghosts of his past, present and future girlfriends. He soon undergoes a journey leading him to realize how he is in love with the sweetheart on his childhood.
The following year, after completing the romantic drama, McConaughey is scheduled to continue shooting for an opposite film genre, a harsh comedy, "The Grackle". Under his production company, j.k. livin', McConaughey will act as the producer along with his colleagues, Gus and Mark Gustawes.
This film project reveals the use of harsh language and physical contacts. "Grackle" is, respectively, written by two lawyers, Mike Arnold and Chris Poole. In the story, McConaughey acts as a bar room brawler in New Orleans who has himself "for hire" for $250 to cease-fire for those who cannot afford a lawyer. The big guy finds himself in a big danger after finding his ultimate enemy got out from bars and in demand of revenge.
It is definitely an anticipated performance of McConaughey. It shall be interesting to see him playing as two opposite roles in a consecutive schedule.