Filmmaker Steven Knight is in the works of bringing his picture Serenity to life. And, while an unnamed studio is yet to agree terms on budget and location, he has earmarked two massive stars to lead the movie. According to reports, Interstellar co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway have been sounded out, as negotiations are underway between Knight and the pair's representatives.
The story is said to focus on a fishing boat captain in the Caribbean. While he is living a peaceful and idyllic existence, his shady past eventually comes back to haunt him (or her). Knight is expected to start shooting in the summer as details become public. Including an official studio attached to the film as well as the remaining cast and behind-the-scenes crew.
Matt Relives His Worst Auditions
McConaughey fronts the production of the animation feature Sing, a title that looks at the auditioning process of performing in front of a set of judges. The actor went on to explain to the BBC that he had his fair share of missteps along his own journey to stardom.
"I've had quite a few that didn't go well at all," remarked McConaughey. "Once I left the audition and pulled a U-turn on the highway 30 minutes later and returned and barged through the door to say: 'No - I'm doing that again!' - here we go'. I didn't get that job."
Feeling somewhat vulnerable and low on confidence, the acclaimed actor outlines that a rejection in that manner can destroy the confidence of anybody. Even with someone of his talent.
"There's nothing worse than leaving an audition thinking: 'I didn't quite go all the way'," he added. "That's hard to sleep with."
McConaughey Urges Time and Patience For Trump
Matthew McConaughey argued for Donald Trump to be given a shot at the job by the American people. Speaking in depth about his role in Gold, and what he took away from his time in the HBO series True Detective, McConaughey urged a level of patience and understanding for the president.
"They (citizens) don't have a choice now," replied the actor. "He's our president. And as divisive of a time and Inauguration as we've had, at the same time, it's time for us to embrace. Shake hands with this fact, be constructive with him over the next four years. Even those who most strongly disagree with his principals or things he's said or done, which is another thing, we'll see what he does compared to what he has said, no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it's time to think how constructive can you be."