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Matthew McConaughey to teach college film class

The course will be on ‘Free State of Jones’

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Matthew McConaughey could be your film professor. This fall, the Oscar winner will be teaching a class about his recent film Free State of Jones at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. The University announced McConaughey’s return Thursday with a Facebook post.

The course will be a behind the scenes study of Free State of Jones and McConaughey will co-teach the class with the film’s director, Gary Ross (The Hunger Games). The teaching will consist of pre-recorded videos of the pair, although McConaughey will make at least one in-person appearance, and university lecturer Scott Rice on site. The San-Antonio Express News reports that McConaughey also taught a class last spring, but students had to sign a non-disclosure agreement since the film hadn’t come out yet.

The class will be taught to 30 lucky juniors and seniors. No word yet if Prof. McConaughey will be awarding A grades or “Alright, alright, alrights.”