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Matthew McConaughey Joins Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees

We never anticipated we might be counting Ken Wantanabe's nominations during awards season 2015, but between Scorcese's Silence and Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees, based on the Black List script from Chris Sparling, it's definitely on the table. Matthew McConaughey has also joined the upcoming drama Trees, which follows an American and a Japanese man who meet in Aokigahara, a forest near Mount Fuji known as a site for suicides. Instead of ending their lives, the two leads "embark on a reflective journey through the forest together," which is to say these two are both getting Oscar noms. Go ahead and count it now.