Given his history of shirtless bongo drumming and laid back behaviour in his personal life, you can certainly imagine Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) has been preparing to star in a movie called The Beach Bum most of his adult life. And so it has come to pass, with news arriving via Screen International that his set to join Harmony Korine's (Spring Breakers) latest.
The Spring Breakers (2012) director is cooking up the new movie, but mostly keeping the plot to himself, besides acknowledging that McConaughey will be playing a rebellious, lovable rogue. "The Beach Bum will be a wild, audacious ride!" says Korine in a statement carried by Screen International. "And I can't think of anyone better than Matthew McConaughey to play our hero Moondog, a rebellious charmer in this fast-paced, uplifting and irreverent comedy."
Korine aims to have the cameras and the waves rolling in July.
As for McConaughey, he is currently on our screens in Gold and will next be seen in Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, which arrives on 28 July.