Matthew McConaughey Movie News: 'True Detective' Alum Cast In Vintage Wine Mystery 'Billionaire's Vinegar'

Matthew McConaughey will be getting into the fine wine business with his upcoming film Billionaire's Vinegar.

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On Thursday Deadline announced that the True Detective alum and Interstellar star has signed on for the Sony Pictures project about the auctioning of fake wine bottles claimed to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson.

The movie is based on the book by Benjamin Wallace and takes place in 1985 after a member of the Forbes family paid over $150,000 for a bottle of wine from the 1780s and the subsequent investigation as to determine whether or not that wine was legitimate.

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The script for the film was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas of 3:10 to Yuma and Chicago Fire fame, though there does not appear to be a director involved at this time.

So what about that beard McConaughey was rocking at the Golden Globes? Could that perhaps be tied to this project? Not quite. The actor noted at the award show back in January that the extensive beard he had grown was for a civil war project he was working on, which likely means it will be gone by the time he begins production for this film.

Since the actor starred in Christopher Nolan's epic Interstellar, McConaughey has gone on to star in Gus van Sant's Sea of Trees and Garry Ross' Free State of Jones. He is currently prepping for production to begin the Black Bear Pictures movie Gold, which will be directed by Stephen Gaghan.

At this time, Billionaire Vinegar does not have a release date.

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