Reports: Matthew McConaughey to Star in ‘Born to Run’ Film

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Multiple entertainment media outlets are reporting that actor Matthew McConaughey has been cast to star in the film adaptation of the best-selling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”

Deadline.com and Entertainment Weekly have both confirmed that McConaughey has signed on. The book, written by Christopher McDougall, chronicles a journey to the Copper Canyons of Mexico to learn the secret about the Tarahumara Indian tribe and their renowned running ability. The book was a smash hit upon its 2009 release and still sells nearly six years later.

Details about a film adaptation have been minimal to this point, including a possible release date. Deadline reports that the film is being produced by Mickey Liddell, Deb Newbyer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

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