Matthew McConaughey took paycut for film

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A non-stop action film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie & Morgan Freeman. Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) is a mild-mannered Chicago office worker until he meets Fox (Jolie), who reveals to him that he's a member of an ancient secret organization called the Fraternity, which kills bad people. Upon learning from Fox that his estranged father has been murdered, Wesley completes training and becomes an avenging assassin.
March 20th, 2011

Matthew McConaughey took a pay cut to appear in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'.

The 41-year-old actor - known for his roles in romantic comedies 'The Wedding Planner' and 'How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days' - was "really excited" about the script for the legal drama from the moment he saw it.

He added: "The role came around to me. But I will say I made less money than a romantic comedy. So that is a measure of saying that not many movies like this can get made.

"This was something I was really excited about doing and something I didn't feel like I had done before."

The 'Fool's Gold' star also admitted he opted for the film because he "didn't feel" like doing another rom-com, but hasn't ruled out a return to the genre in future.

He explained: "I was reading some other scripts and some of them were rom-coms and I just didn't feel like doing that right now. I may do them again. I just didn't feel like doing them right now.

"I loved the consequences that were in this movie. I love the traps the guy was in. I wanted to be the guy getting out of those traps."