McConaughey paddles into Van Sant’s Sea of Trees

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Matthew McConaughey will star in Gus Van Sant’s next, “Sea of Trees”.

“Batman Begins”‘ Ken Watanabe is also onboard.

According to The Wrap, the Chris Sparling-written film will tell of “an American man (McConaughey) who takes a journey into the infamous “Suicide Forest” at the foothills of Mount Fuji with the intention of taking his own life. When he is interrupted by a Japanese man (Watanabe) who has had second thoughts about his own suicide, and is trying to find his way out of the forest, the two begin a journey of reflection and survival.”

The movie, produced by Gil Netter (“Life of Pi”), is set to shoot shortly.