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Matthew McConaughey will be in Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees.' - AFP
The American star has won the lead role in Sea of Trees, a story of survival within Japanese surroundings.
A HOT contender in the Oscar race for 2014’s Best Actor award with Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey is to star opposite Ken Watanabe in Gus Van Sant’s feature, which is set in Japan.
Sea of Trees will focus on the mystery surrounding Aokigahara, a dense woodland area that is famous for its unusually quiet nature, for its rocky caves, and as a traditional destination for those wishing to take their own lives.
The story, written by Chris Sparling of Buried and ATM, chronicles the journey of an American who sets off into Aokigahara, located at the base of Mount Fuji, with the intention of making it his last expedition.
But he meets another traveller on the way and together they resolve to escape the forest’s dangerous, labyrinthine envinroment.
Gus Van Sant is to begin filming Sea of Trees in the next few weeks. – AFP Relaxnews
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