McConaughey and Mendes are Southbound

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Matthew McConaughey and Eva Mendes are in talks to star in Southbound, an drama that will be directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express), says Variety.

McConaughey will play a patrol officer on the border between California and Mexico who accepts a bribe from a beautiful Mexican woman, putting his family in danger and landing him in the middle of a war between the Mexican crime families and the U.S. immigration police.

The Peter Craig-scripted drama is scheduled to begin production in September.