A TIME TO KILL star Matthew Mcconaughey has signed up to play a disgraced NASCAR driver in a new movie.

In HAMMER DOWN, the Hollywood hunk will play a racer who becomes the driver in a heist in the hope his criminal role will help get him back into his high-speed sport.

McConaughey, who is currently shooting SAHARA opposite Penelope Cruz in Morocco, will next appear in TISHOMINGO BLUES, an adaptation of the ELMORE LEONARD novel and Don Cheadle's directorial debut.

09/03/2004 09:33