Matthew McConaughey has signed on for Ben Stiller’s upcoming comedy Tropic Thunder, replacing Owen Wilson who dropped out of the movie last month after he was hospitalized for what police called a suicide attempt.
Hollywood trade paper Variety reports that McConaughey will now take on the cameo role, joining an all-star ensemble cast. Other actors set to appear in the comedy include Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr and Nick Nolte. Tropic Thunder sees a group of actors filming a big-budget war movie on a remote island forced to become actual soldiers when they unwittingly get pulled into a country’s armed revolution.
The $150M budget Tropic Thunder is scheduled for a 2008 release.
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