McConaughey gives high marks to "Exchange Student"
Matthew McConaughey is making an exchange.
The actor`s J.K. Livin production banner is developing "Exchange Student," a comedy about two college freshmen going in opposite directions -- literally -- and has signed up-and-coming writer Mike Vukadinovich to pen the script.
The story revolves around two exchange students, one who ships out from the U.S. and one who enters the country. They experience new environments in very different ways: One has the time of his life, the other goes off the rails. The project is described as a family comedy with wry overtones, a la Wes Anderson ("The Darjeeling Limited").
McConaughey generated the story and will produce and potentially star in one of the non-lead roles.
In addition to "Exchange," Vukadinovich and J.K. Livin are developing "Jonah and the Whale," a dysfunctional-family comedy-drama that the writer penned as a spec script. J.K. Livin has sold the script to Starz, which is developing the project as a potential series.
McConaughey`s next screen role is in the romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."