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09.19.07 19 Comments

Matthew McConaughey will be replacing Owen Wilson in Tropic Thunder, the Ben Still directed comedy starring Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Bill Hader and Steve Coogan.

Pic's about a group of actors who gather on a remote island to shoot a big-budget war movie and are forced to become the soldiers they are playing.

At the moment, I'd say this is a good trade.  They're both scruffy, scraggly good ol' boys, but while Owen Wilson wants to whine about chicks and feel sorry for himself, Matthew McConaughey just wants to smoke pot, play bongos, party with his shirt off, and put his arm around you while you watch some hippie jam band.  The worst thing I can say about him is that he looks like he smells really bad.    

Also, his name ends in a Spanish curse word.  ¡Pinche McConaughey!  – [Via Variety]

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