McConaughey plays Lieutenant Andrew Tyler, a young naval officer, passed over to captain his own submarine, forced, through dire circumstances, to make some hard choices and learn about leadership. This war drama is directed by Jonathan Mostow. Co-starring Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi.
Subjectively speaking, I wanted to do this film because of the character whom I liked a lot. I wanted to play a leader of men, that heroic character. I wanted to go be ‘the man’, take care of business and get physical.