Hollywood hunk Matthew Mcconaughey is set to star in TISHOMINGO BLUES - the latest adaptation of an ELMORE LEONARD best seller.

The HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS star will play circus high diver DENNIS LENAHAN, who witnesses a mob murder, in the new flick, set in Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues.

The movie is also the directorial debut of Boogie Nights actor DON CHEADLE. Elmore Leonard adaptations have a history of cinema success - GET SHORTY, with John Travolta, was a huge hit, and Out of Sight proved JENNIFER LOPEZ's acting credentials.

07/07/2003 17:09