Producer Brian Grazer has shot down rumors that Matthew McConaughey was offered the role as the title character in the “Magnum P.I.” film currently in development reports MTV Movies Blog.
Asked directly, Grazer says “No. I think the idea for ‘Magnum P.I.’ is to find a counterpoint. To not try and find the new Tom Selleck but to find someone that is just so different that you go, oh my God! That guy is Magnum?!?”
Dodgeball’s Rawson Thurber penned the script which has been delivered, but casting remains a key issue – “It’s so much about casting. You have to find the actor that adds through his own personality something to the title.”