Date: 9th May 2023

Matthew McConaughey to lead crime thriller The Rivals of Amziah King.

Matthew McConaughey is set to lead the crime thriller The Rivals of Amziah King from director Andrew Patterson.

Andrew Patterson is writing and directing "The Rivals of Amziah King". Plot details are being kept under wraps, but a press release describes the film as a "deeply atmospheric, character-focused crime thriller set against the unique backdrop of remote Oklahoma." McConaughey will star in the titular role of Amziah King.

Oscar winner McConaughey recently reprised his voice role as Buster Moon in Illumination/Universal’s Sing 2 and voiced Elvis Presley in Agent Elvis for Sony and Netflix, as well as starring in Guy Ritchie’s 2019 crime pic The Gentlemen. He is also in negotiations to star in the untitled Yellowstone sequel.

Black Bear Pictures will fully finance the film with Heyday Films’ David Heyman, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Michale Heimler, Heyday’s Jeffrey Clifford, Will Greenfield and Patterson producing. Executive producers include Heyday’s Rob Silva and Black Bear’s John Friedberg and Christopher Casanova.

Source: Press Release