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    McConaughey teams with McG - The Hollywood Reporter 1/30/06

    Director McG playing ball with McConaughey By Borys Kit

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a three-year absence from feature filmmaking, "Charlie's Angels" director McG is returning to the game with an untitled college football project starring Matthew McConaughey.

    The Warner Bros. movie is based on an event that occurred in the 1970s, when members of the West Virginia-based Marshall College football team -- along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters -- were killed in a plane crash.
    Struggling through the loss, a determined coach named Jack Lengyel (McConaughey) and a small group of surviving players try to rebuild the team.
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    Re: McConaughey teams with McG - The Hollywood Reporter 1/30/06

    Lost's Fox Joins McG's Football Project
    Source: The Hollywood Reporter
    February 1, 2006


    Lost star Matthew Fox is joining Matthew McConaughey in McG's untitled Marshall University football project for Warner Bros.. Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.

    The movie is about events following the 1970 plane crash that killed members of the West Virginia-based Marshall football team, along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters.

    McConaughey already has been cast as a determined coach named Jack Lengyel, who tries to rebuild the team. Fox is playing coach Red Dawson, who works with Lengyel.

    http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=12993

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    Re: McConaughey teams with McG - The Hollywood Reporter 1/30/06

    Feb. 22, 2006
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    McG recruits Strathairn for Marshall pic

    Oscar nominee David Strathairn is going from the television studio to the football field. The "Good Night, and Good Luck" star is joining Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox in McG's untitled Marshall University football project for Warner Bros. Pictures. Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk is producing along with McG and his Wonderland Sound & Vision shingle. The movie revolves around the events following the 1970 plane crash that killed members of the West Virginia-based Marshall football team, along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters. (Borys Kit)
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1002035995

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    Re: McConaughey teams with McG - The Hollywood Reporter 1/30/06

    Schoolgirls Outrun Matthew McConaughey
    Monday Apr 03, 2006 3:40pm EST
    By Jeff Hanson
    CREDIT: RANDY SNYDER / THE HERALD-DISPATCH / AP


    For PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive Matthew McConaughey, this past week has offered some cases of win some, lose some.

    First, the lose some. On location in Huntington, W.Va., where he is filming We Are Marshall, a drama about a 1970 plane crash that claimed the lives of nearly an entire college football team, McConaughey was jogging around the Marshall University track when two middle-school girls challenged him to a 400-meter race.

    Never one to resist a contest, McConaughey accepted and was beaten by a nose. Asked at a press conference on Saturday about the incident, McConaughey laughed: "Those little girls had very, very long legs."

    Now, the win some. McConaughey is better looking that the real-life character he is portraying onscreen, former Marshall football coach Jack Lengyel, according to Lengyel himself who told the Associated Press: "I've never looked like Matthew McConaughey before or after."

    To prove his argument, Lengyel admitted that he won first place in an "ugliest man on campus" contest while attending Akron University in the 1950s.

    As for why he would make such an admission, the retired coach said: "I've been taking so much heat on Matthew, I decided to come out with that story to counterbalance it."

    Though McConaughey doesn't look the part, Lengyel said he's spoken with actor about the story behind the film, and is sure he'll do it justice. "He has recognized that this story is symbolic of faith, commitment and determination," said Lengyel, who was hired by Marshall in March 1971, four months after the team's chartered jet crashed into a hill short of Tri-State Airport, killing 75 people, including 36 football players.

    As for how he feels about the role, "It's a great honor to be stepping into the shoes of someone like Jack Lengyel," said McConaughey. "It is very inspiring."
    http://people.aol.com/people/article...179610,00.html
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    Re: McConaughey teams with McG - The Hollywood Reporter 1/30/06

    Ian McShane Joining We Are Marshall

    Source: Variety
    April 18, 2006



    Warner Bros. Pictures has cast Ian McShane (Deadwood) in the drama We Are Marshall, joining Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox and David Strathairn.

    "Marshall," directed by McG and in production in West Virginia, centers on a small town's efforts to rebuild after the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly the entire football team and coaching staff of Marshall University.

    McShane will portray a steel mill executive who deals with losing a son in the crash while serving as an influential university board member constantly challenging attempts to resurrect the football program
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