Matthew McConaughey is going on a journey of life reflection in the first look image from his upcoming film, ‘The Sea of Trees.’ The photo was released from the drama’s production company, Bloom, which launched and introduced the movie at the Cannes Film Festival.

‘The Sea of Trees’ was directed by two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Gus Van Sant. The movie’s Black List script was penned by Chris Sparling. Ken Kao, who works at Bloom, which is also an international sales and financing company, is producing the drama. Besides this year’s Academy Award-winning actor, the drama also stars Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts.

Bloom has released the following synopsis for ‘Sea of Trees’:

The film follows Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) trekking into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur’s will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife (Watts).

Check out the first look image of McConaughey as Arthur in ‘Sea of Trees’ below.

Matthew McConaughey in Sea of Trees in First Look Image

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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