The US rights to the Matthew McConaughey comedy The Beach Bum have been picked up by Neon and Vice.
Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum is a comedy about the misadventures of a loveable rogue, which sounds like the perfect fit for McConaughey and a throwback to his earlier work. Production for the project begins in the fall, with the film arriving in cinemas in 2018, and will serve as Korine’s follow up to Spring Breakers.
As well as directing the film, Korine will take up writing duties, and LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher, Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar and Nicolas Lhermitte will produce.
Matthew McConaughey will next appear in the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower adaptation as the villain, The Man in Black. He will star in the film opposite Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger.