Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in a film adaptation of author Christopher McDougall's best-selling novel "Born to Run" says Deadline.
The story centers on an award-winning journalist who teams up with an
injury-plagued runner on a journey to the deadly Copper Canyons in
Mexico. Their aim is to discover the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians,
tribesman who can run hundreds of miles without rest or sustaining
The journalist soon prepares to take part in a fifty-mile race
through Tarahumara country against the tribe and a number of American
runners, including an ultra-marathoner, a young surfer and another
barefoot running prodigy.
Matthew Michael Carnahan ("World War Z") wrote the adapted screenplay.
Mickey Liddell, Deborah Jelin Newmyer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are producing the film.
The book spent almost four years at the top of the best-seller list
and helped kick start the 'barefoot-style' running shoe industry