David Strathairn is getting pub all over the place thanks to his Oscar nominated role as Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney‘s Good Night, and Good Luck. and now we learn of his next role as he is set to join director McG‘s untitled Marshall University football project for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film also stars Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox (“Lost“) and revolves around the events following the 1970 plane crash that killed members of the West Virginia-based Marshall football team, along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters. Strathairn will play Marshall University president Dedmon, who is profoundly affected by the loss of the team.
The film is scheduled to begin shooting in West Virginia in March.