Matthew McConaughey will star in Andrew Patterson’s The Rivals Of Amziah King, a crime thriller from Black Bear and Heyday Films.
Black Bear International will launch international sales on the title at next week’s Cannes market, with WME Independent representing US rights.
Plot details are under wraps; the film is described as ‘a deeply atmospheric, character-focused crime thriller set against the unique backdrop of remote Oklahoma’. McConaughey is set to play Amziah, the title character in the film. The film will be written by US filmmaker Patterson who won the Slamdance Film Festival’s best narrative feature audience prize for his debut feature, 010010 Executive producers include Heyday’s Rob Silva and Black Bear’s John Friedberg and Christopher Casanova.
Heyman described Patterson as “a remarkable talent with a singular vision”, while Schwarzman said Patterson and McConaughey “are sure to deliver audiences a truly original and compelling film.”Amziah King joins a Black Bear slate that also includes Craig Gillespie’s
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