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True Detective Casting: Alexandra Daddario and Matthew McConaughey

02.04.2014by:

Have you seen HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE yet? If not, then that's something you need to get on rather quick. It's a damn good show. After seeing this, I can say with certainty that television has surpassed movies as far as quality is concerned. Two of the actors from the show have joined new film projects. One of them is a household name, and the other will be.

First, we have Matthew McConaughey who has signed on to Gus Van Sant's SEA OF TREES. Chris Sparling (BURIED) penned the script. Here's a synopsis:

An American man (McConaughey) who takes a journey into the infamous “Suicide Forest” at the foothills of Mount Fuji with the intention of taking his own life. When he is interrupted by a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) who has had second thoughts about his own suicide, and is trying to find his way out of the forest, the two begin a journey of reflection and survival.

Both McConaughey and Watanabe have took direction from Christopher Nolan, but neither has been in a Van Sant flick. This one on premise alone has made it to my must see list.

Second is the most gorgeous Alexandra Daddario. Recently our servers went into a frenzy when we posted a particular clip on our Movie Hotties site. If you haven't seen the show, I suggest you don't go because it gives something away. She kind of reminds me of Tiffani Amber Thiessen from her 90s hay days.

Anyway, Daddario's beauty aside, the actress has been cast alongside Dwayne Johnson in SAN ANDREAS. Brad Peyton (JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND) is the helmer on this one.

Synopsis:

Johnson plays a chopper pilot who sets out to rescue his estranged daughter after a massive earthquake hits California.

My guess is that Daddario is playing the daughter though they don't mention her role here.

Source: Deadline The Wrap

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10:17PM on 02/05/2014
I'm here for anything to do with True Detective. That show is startlingly well acted and while it might seem slow to get into at first, once you do you are hooked.
I'm here for anything to do with True Detective. That show is startlingly well acted and while it might seem slow to get into at first, once you do you are hooked.
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12:38PM on 02/05/2014

I don't get it.

I love McConaughey, and I've been waiting for this phase of his career ever since he started doing crap like Sahara. I love comics, and good movies based on comic book movies. That said - why is the dream (according to some of these posts) that he get paired up with a comic franchise? He's good precisely because he took a tack that is playing to his strengths. This is like waiting for Freddy Vs. Jason. Just because you like 2 things doesn't mean they necessarily need to be tied together. Why
I love McConaughey, and I've been waiting for this phase of his career ever since he started doing crap like Sahara. I love comics, and good movies based on comic book movies. That said - why is the dream (according to some of these posts) that he get paired up with a comic franchise? He's good precisely because he took a tack that is playing to his strengths. This is like waiting for Freddy Vs. Jason. Just because you like 2 things doesn't mean they necessarily need to be tied together. Why don't we let this guy keep listening to his own muses - going in for big-budget films is what got him in trouble in the first place.
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11:57AM on 02/05/2014
True Detective has been amazing so far.

The McConaughey renaissance is in full force, isn't it?
True Detective has been amazing so far.

The McConaughey renaissance is in full force, isn't it?
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9:05AM on 02/05/2014

Great that Alex is getting more offers, but...

I was hoping for a more different kind of role for her to followup True Detective with.

I'm not saying she needs to get naked in every role she takes on from here on out, but she still needs to remain open to doing them. More like meatier roles in character driven projects.
I was hoping for a more different kind of role for her to followup True Detective with.

I'm not saying she needs to get naked in every role she takes on from here on out, but she still needs to remain open to doing them. More like meatier roles in character driven projects.
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6:45AM on 02/05/2014

Daddario has a great set of 'skills'

About Matthew, i was never really fond of him, except for his role in reign of fire and mud. And now with this tv show i'm really sold, i dont excactly know why but i would have liked him to try to take on the cape for a batman movie, but daredevil would be good to.
About Matthew, i was never really fond of him, except for his role in reign of fire and mud. And now with this tv show i'm really sold, i dont excactly know why but i would have liked him to try to take on the cape for a batman movie, but daredevil would be good to.
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11:18PM on 02/04/2014
Sea of Trees sounds fucking great and am stoked to see it. McConaughey is on fire right now and I would love to see Marvel possibly giving him a role in one of their future films. Maybe Daredevil?
Sea of Trees sounds fucking great and am stoked to see it. McConaughey is on fire right now and I would love to see Marvel possibly giving him a role in one of their future films. Maybe Daredevil?
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1:02AM on 02/05/2014
I have said for years that without the accent he'd make a perfect daredevil!!
I have said for years that without the accent he'd make a perfect daredevil!!
3:24PM on 02/05/2014
I wouldn't mind having Daredevil having an accent.
I wouldn't mind having Daredevil having an accent.
11:09PM on 02/04/2014
Can Dwayne Johnson even fit in the average helicopter?
Can Dwayne Johnson even fit in the average helicopter?
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10:59PM on 02/04/2014
Definitely checking out Sea of Trees. Those who are wanting to know more about the "Suicide Forest", should check out the Vice documentary on it:

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Definitely checking out Sea of Trees. Those who are wanting to know more about the "Suicide Forest", should check out the Vice documentary on it:

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11:08PM on 02/04/2014
Vice is awesome!
Vice is awesome!
10:50PM on 02/04/2014
Sea of Trees sounds great.
Sea of Trees sounds great.
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