Matthew McConaughey to Star in Movie Adaptation of ‘Born to Run’

By Florida Mae Acampado | 3 years ago
Matthew McConaughey to Star in Movie Adaptation of ‘Born to Run’
Matthew McConaughey at the awards of the Goldene Kamera 2014 in Berlin. Feb 1, 2014. Wikimedia Commons/Avda.

After enthralling readers with the many possibilities in life, a movie adaptation for “Born to Run” is currently on the works to inspire many more. And rumor has it that Matthew McConaughey has been set on board to star in the movie.

According to Deadline, McConaughey has just signed in for the movie adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s 2009 bestselling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”

The book is an autobiographical story of McDougall’s adventure in looking for “the world’s greatest distance runners,” the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyons located in Mexico. According to the book’s description, the Tarahumara Indians practiced different techniques that help them run for about hundreds of miles without needing rest or even getting injuries. A wonderful side effect noted to this exercise is that the natives became healthy and are immune to most diseases.

Upon learning some of the secrets of the Tarahumara Indian tribe. thanks to tribe resident Caballo Blanco, McDougall was able to learn much about the Tarahumara Indians and even dared to challenge the natives in a 50-mile race against “an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.”

The movie adaptation is under development of the Di Bonaventura Pictures, LD Entertainment and Outlaw Productions. Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the movie, along with Mickey Liddell and Deb Newmyer. The screenplay is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, with him being represented by CAA and Stuart Rosenthal.

As of the moment, further details regarding the movie, including its release date, has not yet been released. It is said that the movie’s distribution rights will be put up for auction for now.

Are you looking forward to hear more of the movie adaptation of “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” starring Matthew McConaughey? Post your comments below.

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