According to The Hollywood Reporter, after a three-year absence, McG is returning to the feature film directing chair to direct Matthew McConaughey in the untitled Marshall College football project for Warner Bros. Pictures. Thunder Road's Basil Iwanyk is producing along with McG and his Wonderland Sound & Vision shingle.
The movie is based on an event that occurred in the 1970s, when members of the West Virginia-based Marshall College football team -- along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters -- were killed in a plane crash. Struggling through the loss, a determined coach named Jack Lengyel (McConaughey) and a small group of surviving players try to rebuild the team.
The screenplay is by Jamie Linden, based on a story by Cory Helms & Jamie Linden.