New Line Cinema is in negotiations to sign Matthew McConaughey to a two-picture deal, with one being a resurrected Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and the other a Southern-fried comedic action movie titled The Grackle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In October 2003, Ghost of Girlfriends Past was four weeks away from production -- with Ben Affleck attached to star -- when its studio, the Walt Disney Co., pulled the plug, putting it into turnaround. New Line is now in negotiations with Jon Shestack, one of the original producers, to serve as a producer. New Line had a similar project in development but liked the idea of pairing a high-concept-driven romantic comedy with McConaughey, a proven rom-com star, seeing the project as something that could have broad appeal.