Matthew McConaughey is considering taking the lead role in a film version of 'Magnum PI'

McConaughey told Digital Spy that he had been offered the part of Thomas Magnum.

Speaking at the British premiere of his new film 'Fool's Gold', he said:  "I'm having a look at it right now. I'm considering that."

"As I understand it, it's [set in the] modern day. It's not a parody. It's not going back in time, it's a modern-day Magnum. I like that take."

The original 'Magnum PI' TV series ran from 1980 to 1988 and starred Tom Selleck as an ex-Navy Seal who works in Hawaii as a private investigator.

Stars previously linked to the role include Vince Vaughn, Ben Affleck and George Clooney.