“ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, alright!”
We’re willing to bet there are a few people debating going back to school today with the news that Oscar Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will be taking up a position as a professor.
No, this isn’t a method-acting preparation for an upcoming movie-- the star will be teaching a class on film-making from the start of the academic year of 2019, and it seems he already has a lot planned for his lucky students.
Jeff Nichols, the director of “Mud”, which McConaughey starred in in 2012, is due to visit the class, and the students will also be studying McConaughey’s upcoming film “The Gentlemen” which is out later this year.
It remains to be seen whether any writers or directors of that particular film will visit the class, but Professor McConaughey should definitely be able to pull a few strings.
McConaughey has been acting as a visiting instructor at the University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication since 2015, but this will be the first time the actor has planned and taught an entire course.
In a statement to the Univeristy, McConaughey spoke of his excitement for his new career, saying:
““It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school.”
“Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art – no matter the time or generation. The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless. That will always be our classroom focus.”
The film-making class has space for only about 40 students, and it’s bound to fill quickly—so if you or someone you know is attending Texas University this autumn be sure to let them know the good news!