Directed by Andrew Patterson, 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, alongside Harrison Stone and Joey Shear in unknown roles.
Goleman Casting LLC shared an update on Facebook last week stating: "THAT IS A WRAP ON THE RIVALS OF AMZIAH KING, in Birmingham (and many other towns), Alabama!
"Two months ago, this movie started filming and it was an amazing journey to get to the end! In all total, 528 of you came to set, and every one of you gave us your time and your efforts and we appreciate each of you and what you brought to this film!
Until the next time ……"
The feature is produced by Heyday Films’ David Heyman, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Michael Heimler, Heyday’s Jeffrey Clifford, Will Greenfield and Patterson. Executive producers were Heyday Films' Rob Silva and Black Bear’s John Friedberg and Christopher Casanova. M.I. Littin-Menz served as director of photography.
“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 in a statement when the project was announced.
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.”
A release date for The Rivals of Amziah King is to be announced.