matthew-mcconaughey-on-possibly-reprising-‘a-time-to-kill’-role-25-years-later-(exclusive)

Matthew McConaughey is trying ahead to reprising his A Time to Kill position.

The actor starred within the 1996 film as Jake Brigance, a person who defends Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), a Black father who killed the 2 white males who raped his daughter. This week, Variety reported that McConaughey was connected to star in a sequence adaptation of John Grisham’s A Time for Mercy. The 2020 guide is a followup of the creator’s different books, A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row.

“All I can tell you right now is that yeah, it is something that I have been searching for a while now, and if it happens, we would script write everything,” McConaughey informed ET’s Nischelle Turner on Friday, of reprising his position. “It would be something I would love to reprise and be Jake Brigance. I have often thought…25 years later, what am I doing? What am I doing and also what is the flip side, you know?”

“First it was Time to Kill, and then it was Time for Mercy. Well, that is the two real sides of justice,” he continued. “So then the shoe on the opposite side is also very interesting for me. So that is all I can tell you right now, we are working on it. Hopefully it is something real down the line.”

In the meantime, McConaughey and his spouse, Camila Alves McConaughey, have organized a digital profit live performance titled We’re Texas. The occasion, to be held on Sunday, will profit these affected by Winter Storm Uri via the Just Keep Livin Foundation Texas Relief Fund.

Post Malone, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, Don Henley, Gary Clarke Jr, Leon Bridges, Los Lonely Boys, Lukas Nelson and extra are anticipated to carry out.

Join Me – Sunday, March 21, 7pm CT for #WereTexas, a digital revival live performance the place we will all come collectively to assist Texans affected by Storm Uri get again on their ft..We’ve acquired @PostMalone@WillieNelson@thegreatKhalid@LeonBridges @KacyMusgaves @KellyClarkson@MirandaLambertpic.twitter.com/PlL4WiuQww

— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 18, 2021

“I was checking, looking around me and saying, ‘Oh, this is bad,'”  And she got here to me and stated, ‘Look, I feel it’s essential give this extra consideration. This is worse than we predict. It’s actually unhealthy for throughout Texas, each zip code in Texas.’ So I began trying into it…She goes, ‘We gotta do one thing,'” he recalled.

“The profit comes up as a result of we stated, look, we’ve got a platform to succeed in out to sure entertainers. We’ve acquired a platform to succeed in out to Texans. I can go host the present, DJ the present,” he explained. “We could make it a enjoyable evening with all Texas artists and recognized folks all through Texas. We can entertain the world. At the identical time, funnel all of it again into reviving and restoring folks in Texas that actually, actually need it.”

“We’ve seen devastation before here,” the actor expressed. “We’ve seen tornadoes, hurricanes…So one great thing about Texans is that 24/7, we pull up our bootstraps very quickly and say well, let’s get on with it.”

The state noticed its worst winter in over seven many years, and its failure to weather-proof many power-generating amenities exacerbated the disaster and led to hundreds of thousands of properties and companies dropping electrical energy. CBS News reported that boil water advisories have been put in place for 12 million folks, as the shortage of energy crippled water crops and likewise resulted in burst pipes in lots of properties. Exposure to the bitter chilly temperatures and lack of energy additionally led to a rise in 911 calls and hospitalizations. “We didn’t have a playbook,” McConaughey stated, including, “When any sort of disaster becomes a real crisis, you gotta try to stabilize first.”

The Oscar winner, in the meantime, obtained a slew of assist from different artists and corporations who wished to assist out and even needed to flip folks away.

“That lineup filled a show and then some. People reached out from other bands and other people, companies reached out from other places in the U.S., even other places in the world,” he famous. “I’d say, ‘Thank you, but this show is going to be of Texans only and Texan musicians and artists only.’ And I just picked up the phone and started pedaling, I started hustling.”

As for what folks can anticipate from the host of the evening? “I got a desk, I’m sitting down, I’m outro-ing acts, I’m intro-ing acts, I’m giving you some spoken words, some of those words may rhyme, some of them may be on time, I’m handing it off,” he teased of his emcee duties. “The show’s going to have a whole lot of soul… There’s a lot of reasons to drop a tear in the world and you’re going to see a lot on Sunday night for a lot of people in Texas.”

“This is more about, hopefully, a celebration of the human spirit,” he continued. “When I say DJ, it’s, like, let’s keep it musical. Let’s keep it swinging, let’s have people that come in be entertained and also be able to give and have a place to donate and help out people in need and at the same time it can be fun.”


 

We’re Texas might be streamed on McConaughey’s YouTube channel and completely broadcast in Texas on Spectrum News 1 on Sunday, March 21 at 7 p.m. CT.