Matthew McConaughey will star in Surfer, Dude. Variety reports that S.R. Bindler will direct from a script he wrote with Cory Van Dyke.
McConaughey, who has been filming Warner Bros.’ Fool’s Gold in Australia, has been hitting the waves there, getting ready for a role that casts him as a soulful surfer in existential crisis.
Production is slated to begin May 7. McConaughey will produce with his j.k. livin’ cohorts Gus Gustawes and Mark Gustawes, as well as Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Jeff Sagansky’s Winchester Films is financing, and the Weinstein Company will handle foreign sales. Dennis Weiss will be executive producer.