Matthew McConaughey’s J.K. Livin production company is developing Exchange Student, a comedy about two college freshmen going in opposite directions — literally — and has signed up-and-coming writer Mike Vukadinovich to write the script.
The Hollywood Reporter says the story revolves around two exchange students, one who ships out from the U.S. and one who comes in, who experience new environments in very different ways: One has the time of his life, the other goes off the rails. The tenor of the project is described as a family comedy with wry overtones a la Wes Anderson.
McConaughey generated the story and will produce and potentially star in one of the nonlead roles. J.K. Livin’s Mark and Gus Gustawes will serve as producers.