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Matthew McConaughey Is Suicidal Man in 'Sea of Trees'

February 5, 2014 (3:58 am) GMT
From playing homophobic cowboy in 'Dallas Buyers Club', McConaughey will next tackle the role of an American man who lost all hope of life.

"" star has scored a new project which will be helmed by the acclaimed director Gus Van Sant. He is to star opposite in "" as a suicidal man who flies to Japan to die among the trees.

The story centers on an American man who meets a Japanese man, played by Watanabe, in the Japan's infamous "Suicide Forest" at the bottom of Mount Fuji. Having the intention to commit suicide, the two men eventually team up to escape the forest and "begin a journey of reflection and survival."

The script was included among 2012 Black list, which is the annual list of the most popular unproduced scripts. "" scribe Chris Sparling wrote the original screenplay while Gil Netter is producing. CAA and WME are still in negotiations with financiers to fund the project.

This would be McConaughey's first film with Van Sant. The Oscar nominee will next appear in Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated sci-fi movie "", in theaters November 7.

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