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.
Matthew McConaughey looks set to heat up the European Film Market next week. The actor is starring in The Beach Bum , which Spring Breakers' Harmony Korine will write and direct. Le Grisbi Productions' John Lesher, Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Iconoclast's Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce. Thorsten Schumacher's newly-launched Rocket Science will be shopping international rights to the title in Berlin while CAA, which…
For the film Gold (in theaters now), Matthew McConaughey did something that was totally new for him, if all too familiar to the rest of us: He got really out of shape. “I was Captain Fun — that was my nickname around the house, because I was [saying] yes to everything,” McConaughey told E! News. McConaughey’s diet plan — which he described as “six months to say yes to whatever you want to eat and whatever you want to drink, whenever” — included tons of cheeseburgers (his favorite food) and beer, along with a total avoidance of exercise.
The star opened up to ET about his fun, outdoor b-day celebration and his physical transformation for his new role.
Each year, Forbes magazine brings out its list of the most overpaid Hollywood actors using a combination of data, weighing up the stars’ salaries against their movies’ financial return.
“Kubo and the Two Strings” is a 3D stop-motion animated fantasy action adventure film about a boy on a quest to gather the lost pieces of his father’s armour, in an attempt to prevent his demented grandfather from killing him. It features the voice talents of Art Parkinson (Kubo), Charlize Theron (Monkey), Matthew McConaughey (Beetle), Ralph Fiennes (the Moon King), and Rooney Mara (the Sisters). Although exams are just around the corner, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is perfect for the whole family, with its touching themes and fluid animation.
Matthew McConaughey has ditched his matinee idol looks for his new movie ‘Gold’. The Texan-born star shaved his head, piled on the pounds, and wore false teeth to play Kenny Mills, a down on his luck chancer who literally strikes gold in the jungles of Indonesia, for the film that hits cinemas this Christmas. The first trailer for the film from Stephen Gaghan, the writer-director of ‘Syriana’, suggests a retro-styled cautionary tale of greed and corruption in the vein of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ and it’s exactly the sort of role McConaughey wanted to play after years of being stuck in rom-com purgatory.
The actor was probably feeling more than 'alright, alright, alright' after his team beat Notre Dame on Sunday.
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.
Matthew McConaughey just got back from cheering on the U.S. Olympians in Rio, and the Oscar-winning star says he made the most of the “wonderful experience.”
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.
It took a few tries to get up and running — it’s all part of the fun and unpredictability of transmitting live — but we took to Facebook Live today for a sit-down with the voice stars of Kubo and the Two Strings, Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey (watch above). The film comes to us from the stop-motion animation maestros at Laika, the studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. It was the pedigree of those films, particularly Coraline, that lured these two Oscar winners to lend their voices.
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.
Time for an obligatory ‘alright, alright, alright,’ as news breaks on what might be Matthew McConaughey’s next big role. And big is the operative word here.