Matthew McConaughey is set to star in 'Born to Run', according to a report.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

The Matthew Michael Carnahan-scripted film will be an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book, 'Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen', Deadline reports.

The plotline tells the story of an award-winning journalist who travels to Mexico's Copper Canyons, where he tries to learn how the Tarahumara Indians are able to run for hundreds of miles without injuring themselves.

The book became a best seller in 12 countries and inspired the bare foot running movement, which is regarded as one of the biggest exercise innovations of the last ten years.

McConaughey has enjoyed major success in recent times, with hits such as 'Interstellar' and 'Dallas Buyers Club', and he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame late last year.

He reflected: "I am from Texas. We have a home in Texas, but this business and this industry, I feel like it's a privilege every single day that I get to get up on a Monday morning - I have a career that I look forward to Monday morning, to going to work. That I'm proud to be able to say.

"This industry has given me a lot, it's given me a chance to live out some dreams I didn't even know I had, dreams I'm still finding along the way, and what other business can you go live 'em out, but in this storytelling business?"