Matthew McConaughey's Rivals of Amziah King to be set against "remote Oklahoma"

Producers are Heyday Films’ David Heyman and Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman

By Priyanca Rajput 9 May 2023

Matthew McConaughey's Rivals of Amziah King to be set against "remote Oklahoma"
Matthew McConaughey. Credit: IMDb

Matthew McConaughey is set to star in crime thriller The Rivals of Amziah King, written and directed by Andrew Patterson (The Vast of Night).

Although plot details are being closely held, the film is described as a deeply atmospheric, character-focused crime thriller set against the unique backdrop of remote Oklahoma. McConaughey will play the titular role of Amziah King.

Producers are Heyday Films’ David Heyman, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Michael Heimler, Heyday’s Jeffrey CliffordWill Greenfield and Patterson. Executive Producers include Heyday’s Rob Silva and Black Bear’s John Friedberg and Christopher Casanova. 

“Black Bear is thrilled to partner with our friends at Heyday in supporting the bold creation that will be The Rivals of Amziah King. Andrew Patterson’s visionary filmmaking and Matthew McConaughey’s extraordinary talent are sure to deliver audiences a truly original and compelling film,” said Black Bear's Schwarzman.

Heyman added: “When I first watched The Vast of Night it was clear me that Andrew Patterson was a remarkable talent with a singular vision. I am incredibly excited to be working with Andrew and to support him and Matthew as they bring Amziah to life and make what I believe will be an extraordinary film.” 

McConaughey is also in talks to star in the untitled Yellowstone sequel.  

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