21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - ArrivalsMatthew McConaughey has traveled through a wormhole, but he's signing up for what is perhaps an even more arduous adventure.

Deadline reports that the Oscar winner will star in 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."

The book chronicles McDougall's journey to Mexico's Copper Canyons to learn how to run without injury or pain from the Tarahumara Indians. The journalist uses their secrets, along with scientific research, to find out how to push a runner's body to the ultimate limit. The book culminates in a big race pitting elite runners against the tribe. "Born to Run" was such a huge success that it helped kick off the barefoot running movement.

McConaughey has become known for outside-the-box choices; his string of acclaimed performances has been dubbed the "McConnaissance." Will "Born to Run" continue his golden age?