Meet Professor Matthew McConaughey. The “Dallas Buyer’s Club” actor has officially signed on for a role as a real-life teacher at the University of Texas at Austin. The Oscar winner will be teaching a course on filmmaking in the fall at his alma matter alongside “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross.
According to the San Antonio Express-Times, McConaughey, who graduated from the school in 1993, will take 30 students behind the scenes of his and Ross’ latest film, “The Free State of Jones” by using recoded videos. So, he technically won’t be there in person, but the university does say the actor will make at least one visit to the campus for the class.
McConaughey is currently shooting the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel “The Dark Tower,” opposite Idris Elba. He was recently spotted on set of the thriller for in first time. The actor portrays the villain, Walter Padick, also known as the Man in Black, an ageless sorcerer who wants to find the tower so that he may rule over the world’s infinite kingdoms.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 17, 2017.
Watch the University of Texas at Austin’s video announcement below.
— UT Austin (@UTAustin) June 30, 2016