Matthew McConaughey to become academic at University of Texas

In autumn he will begin teaching a film class alongside the director of 'The Hunger Games'

Matthew McConaughey, the star of True Detective, Interstellar and Dazed And Confused, is to return to university.

Like Angelina Jolie at the London School of Economics, McConaughey is becoming an academic, and in autumn he will teach a film-making class alongside Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games, at the University of Texas in Austin.

The pair recently collaborated on the recently released American Civil War film Free State of Jones. 30 students from the University of Texas’ Moody School were permitted to go behind the scenes on the film to learn more about film production.

The announcement of McConaughey’s new role was made on Twitter by the University. See it below.

Meanwhile, McConaughey revealed recently (June 22) that he has been in talks with the show’s creator about returning to the series.

McConaughey played detective Rustin Cohle in the first series of the HBO drama. In the show’s second season a new cast was brought in, led by Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

The second season was poorly received, which has led to speculation that the show has been cancelled. But McConaughey told US chatshow The Rich Eisen Show that he has talked to series creator Nic Pizzolatto about Cohle returning to the show.

McConaughey said: “I would return. It’d have to be in the right context and the right way. It’d need that spark like when I first read the scripts. When I read it, I knew after 20 minutes that I could play this guy and that I’m in.”

He added: “I miss Cohle, and I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I was a happy man when we made that show, because for six months I was on my own island.”