×

Latest Entertainment News Headlines

McConaughey's Blues?

07.07.2003

Matthew McConaughey is in negotiations to star in Don Cheadle's directorial debut, TISHOMINGO BLUES, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the novel by "dialogue god" Elmore Leonard (GET SHORTY, JACKIE BROWN), the story follows Dennis Lenahan (McConaughey), a circus high diver staying at the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino who happens to witness a murder by local members of the Dixie Mafia. Robert Taylor (Cheadle), a slick con artist bent on taking over the mob's drug business, also witnesses the crime. Lenahan and Taylor become friends, and through a series of events, the killers, drug-dealing cronies, shady businessmen and the con artist all find themselves performing in Lenahan's Civil War re-enactment -- but the ammunition may be real. I actually just read this book a couple of months back and there are a lot of plum roles that will allow cheadle to build up a pretty good ensemble cast, but I gotta say that I pictured someone a little older for the lead role... to be honest I had George Clooney, who was in another Leonard based film, OUT OF SIGHT, and who I tend to envision in the lead role of most of Leonard's books (Is that weird?) as Dennis Lenahan and - lucky guess on my part - Cheadle himself as Robert Taylor, acting out the movie in my head as I read along. Regardless, I'm sure that the ultra-talented Cheadle will cast the characters for his film according to his own personal style, which he always brings to all his own roles.

Tags: Hollywood

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting