David O. Russell is in talks to direct Matthew McConaughey in The Grackle, a raucous comedy for New Line, reports Variety. McConaughey is producing with his j.k. livin’ accomplices Gus and Mark Gustawes.
McConaughey will play a barroom fighter in New Orleans who hires himself out for $250 to settle disputes for people who can’t afford to hire a lawyer. Harsh language and quick fists are his weapons of choice.
The project will aim for an R rating and fits more closely in the mode of Wedding Crashers than some of the romantic comedies and adventures in which McConaughey has starred recently.
The script was written by Mike Arnold and Chris Poole.