There was a time when I didn't really care for Matthew McConaughey. Can you blame me, though? He was making a lot of crappy movies! He's made a big change recently, and the guy has taken on some great roles in some fantastic films! Right now I'm enjoying his performance in the HBO series True Detective. He's also set to appear in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.
The actor is now attached to another film, this one set to be directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting). The film is called Sea of Trees, and the story was scripted by Chris Sparling.
The plot follows one man, played by McConaughey, who is planning to kill himself in the forest at the base of Mount Fuji. While in the “sea of trees,” he comes into contact with another man, played by Ken Watanabe, who has been contemplating his own suicide. Together the two men “begin a journey of reflection and survival.”