We wrote last month that Matthew McConaughey had signed on to be in the movie adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book, ‘Born To Run.’
Now we know that McConaughey will be playing Micah ‘Caballo Blanco’ True. Caballo is the book’s central character that comes across often as being mysterious, eccentric, and deeply connected to the Copper Canyon.
Deb Newmyer, one of several producers of the film, told Runners World:
“As I understand, Matthew read the book and fell in love with the character,” says Newmyer. She added that they also might film on location in Copper Canyon in Mexico, but that no specifics have been set.
True is the ‘American’ connection to the Tarahumara Native Americans that live in the remote canyons of Mexico. True spent several years assimilating into their style of living and extreme running.
Micah True passed away in 2012 while running in the wilderness in New Mexico.
The movie is still in early development, and no date has yet been set for filming to start. No word yet on who will be filling out the cast around McConaughey.