Failure to Launch: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew McConaughey has signed on to star in Failure to Launch for Scott Rudin Prods. and Paramount Pictures. McConaughey will play a thirtysomething guy whose parents trick him into meeting the love of his life in a bid to get him to finally leave home.
Shanghai Noon helmer Tom Dey signed on to direct the comedy in October, three months after the studio acquired the spec script from showrunners Tom Astle and Matt Ember.
Other projects in the works at Rudin Prods. include adaptations of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections," Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men," David Schickler's "The Smoker," Michael Cunningham's Specimen Days and Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn." Scott Rudin also is working on a remake of the B movie The Blob.
McConaughey's recent credits include How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Tiptoes.