Matthew McConaughey Eyes 'The Company Man' Cold War Thriller
by Ethan Anderton
July 22, 2014
Fresh off an Oscar win for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and an Emmy nomination on the acclaimed HBO series "True Detective," it looks like Matthew McConaughey is finally trying to lock down his next project. Deadline has word that McConaughey is attached to star in The Company Man, a script by Andrew Cypiot that made The Black List known as the Untitled Ed Wilson Project. McConaughey is reportedly involved in helping find a director for the true story about CIA agent Edwin Wilson who went behind enemy lines to secure a weapons contract and report info back to the CIA shortly after the Cold War.
Wilson enjoyed a fruitful career at the CIA, but when policies changed at the agency, he was fired. But that didn't stop Wilson from staying operational, even without a country to report to, and he ended up becoming one of the most wanted men by the U.S. Attorney's office. There must be something very good about the script for it to make the Black List and catch McConaughey's attention during this incredible resurgence for the actor. And we still have another presumably great performance coming later this year from the actor in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which should have a new trailer arriving sometime soon. Stay tuned.