Catching Up With McConaughey


"The Beach Bum" has McConaughey as a rebellious stoner called Moondog.

Matthew McConaughey hasn’t slowed down much in the last few years, and 2018 is going to be no exception.

McConaughey plays Richard Wershe, Sr., the father of the youngest undercover informant for the FBI.

Set to release January 26 is White Boy Rick, based on a true story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr. who became an undercover informant for the FBI at the age of 14 during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. Richie Merrit plays the teen with McConaughey playing his father Richard Wershe Sr. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Marsan, and Bruce Dern are but a few of the actors portraying a long list of characters in the film directed by Yann Demange. 

McConaughey with his co-star Anne Hathway in Serenity.

Releasing soon after is Serenity, the tale of a fishing boat captain living in the Caribbean whose mysterious past comes back to haunt him. Directed and written by Steven Knight, the film also stars Diane Lane, Anne Hathaway, Djimon Ounsou, Jeremy Strong, and Jason Clarke. 

Also releasing in 2018 is The Beach Bum with McConaughey playing rebellious stoner Moondog. Isla Fisher plays his wife. Also in the film are Bria Vinaite, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Buffett, who plays himself. Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers) wrote the script and directs.

Read more about McConaughey’s Longview days in the County Line’s exclusive interview in the archives,

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