Matthew McConaughey as 'Mud'

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Matthew McConaughey as 'Mud'


A Jeff Nichols Film

Mud is a redemptive tale in the spirit of Huckleberry Finn. It follows a dangerous, charismatic fugitive named Mud and his unlikely friendship with two 14-year-old boys. The boys are determined to help Mud escape his pursuers – both the law and ruthless bounty hunters – while reuniting him with his long-lost soul-mate. The film will be directed by Jeff Nichols, who directed 2011’s Take Shelter (which took the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival) and 2007’s Shotgun Stories. Mud is set to star Matthew McConaughey in the title role. Reese Witherspoon will play Mud’s love interest and Tree of Life’s breakout star Tye Sheridan will play 14-year-old Ellis. The outstanding ensemble cast is rounded out with Michael Shannon, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, and Paul Sparks.