Matthew McConaughey May Join Terrence Malick’s Lawless

Two pieces of news have surfaced today in relation to Lawless, one of the new Terrence Malick films that are currently gearing up to go into production. First off, the film will no longer be going by its original title. Malick decided to give the title to John Hillcoat for his new film Wettest County.

One of the film’s producers, Lucy Fisher, told EW that “Terry [Terrence Malick] very graciously gave us the go-ahead to use it, because, he said, he’s a fan of John’s. He gets a special thank you in the movie.”

In more Lawless news, The Film Stage is reporting that Matthew McConaughey may have shot scenes with Rooney Mara at SXSW for the now untitled Terrence Malick film. The rock band The Cult shot footage for the film at SXSW and below is a photo of Mara, one of the band’s members and Mr. McConaughey.

It’s unclear at this point whether McConaughey was just visiting or whether he may actually end up in the film, and even if he did shoot with them, it won’t necessarily mean he’ll end up in the final cut. This is especially emphasised after Cate Blanchett, who is headlining the cast for both this film and Malick’s Knight Of Cups, can’t even confirm if she’ll end up in the final cut.

Whether this is because her role is minor, or just because Malick is known for leaving actors out of final cuts of his films, is yet to be seen.

Knight Of Cups and Malick’s now second untitled film, begin shooting in June and September, respectively, and are likely to be released in 2013.

Check out the photo of McConaughey and Mara below.