Matthew McConaughey Might Hear 'The Headhunter's Calling'
It's sad to think Matthew McConaughey once gave great performances in films like Dazed and Confused and A Time to Kill but became a hack actor who loves to take his shirt off and flash his pearly whites in films like Fool's Gold and Failure to Launch. But it looks like a role might be coming along that could allow him to redeem himself. Pajiba reports McConaughey is circling indie drama The Headhunter's Calling, a story which follows a workaholic corporate headhunter who has alienated his family for years and let his cutthroat business compromise his ethics in pursuit of financial gain until he finds out that his oldest has Leukemia.
Then the headhunter chooses his family over his work for the first time in awhile, and then the heart strings are pulled. That sounds like a made-for-TV movie if you ask me. The script comes from freshman writer Bill Dubuque, but no director is attached. This seems like something CBS Films (who brought us Extraordinary Measures) might be developing, but it sounds like there has to be a little bit more to the screenplay than the Hallmark Channel style logline. I'd personally like to see McConaughey have a bit more to be proud of in the past decade than a small, but funny part in Tropic Thunder. But for now, I keep getting older, and he keeps acting in the same crappy movies over and over (all right, all right). Your thoughts on McConaughey?