Multiple entertainment media outlets are reporting that actor Matthew McConaughey has been cast to star in the film adaptation of the best-selling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.” and Entertainment Weekly have both confirmed that McConaughey has signed on. The book, written by Christopher McDougall, chronicles a journey to the Copper Canyons of Mexico to learn the secret about the Tarahumara Indian tribe and their renowned running ability. The book was a smash hit upon its 2009 release and still sells nearly six years later.

Details about a film adaptation have been minimal to this point, including a possible release date. Deadline reports that the film is being produced by Mickey Liddell, Deb Newbyer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

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