Matthew McConaughey Will Have a Big Role in “The Billionaire’s Vinegar.”
Well alright, alright, alright. Wine appears to be making a comeback to the silver screen following the glorious success of Sideways. Deadline is reporting that recently resurrected star Matthew McConaughey has been attached to a film adaption of “The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery Of The World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Wine.”
Billionaire’s Vinegar, a New York Times bestseller, tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux—supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. Questions surround the origin of the wine. For example, was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years, or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? The book is very much a detective story, which might explain why Matthew McConaughey, having ripped it up in his role as the philosophizing Rust Cole in HBO’s True Detective, was selected to star in it.
Although McConaughey has been attached to the film, it’s not yet known which role he will be playing. Honestly, you can’t really find a hotter actor right now than McConaughey. As far as what role he’ll be playing, it’s all speculation. He might be taking on the role of the deceitful Rodenstock character or perhaps the billionaire sheriff. Regardless, as wine enthusiasts it’s always exciting to see wine make its way onto the silver screen. It’s also very nice to see that McConaughey is using his oscar win to help make movies that otherwise would have never been made.
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