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?
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He was actually pretty good in "Fools Gold" this sounds like it could be a career turner.
Xerxex on Aug 25, 2010
the premise for this sounds ok- but, ethan...........you're expecting too much out of Matthew McConaughey - he's not that good.
beavis on Aug 25, 2010
McConaughey may not be a Tom Hanks or Christian Bale but he can be very entertaining to watch. This sounds like a very mature part for him and it will be interesting to see him branch out a bit. @Xerxex. I agree, he was pretty good in "Fools Gold" but I think it was because there was beer and beaches =)
Tether on Aug 25, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer about guy who handles cases out of the back seat of his Lincoln sounds interesting. Plus he is attached to Hammer Down, about ex Nascar driver robbing banks as getaway driver and The Grackle, about a guy who beats the crap out of people for money... he is on the way back to picking better material
Moviequill on Aug 25, 2010
Matthew McConauhey, huh? Didn't attend the same acting school as Katie Holmes and Jennifer Aniston?
Hattori Hanzo on Aug 25, 2010
It was only just the other day that I counted 5 Matthew McConaughey movies in the 2 for $10 bin at Wal Mart ... The next time I'm there I'll tell the manager to make room in the bin for number 6.
Sam Shadey on Aug 25, 2010
'dem studio fella's must be making a cheap moving picture show to have him as the star -Hyyyuuucckkk!
Cletus The Slack Jawed Yokel on Aug 25, 2010
Xerxex on Aug 25, 2010
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