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MUD Movie Trailer

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “MUD”. The movie is directed by Jeff Nichols, starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon and Reese Witherspoon.

MUD will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 19, 2013, and opens in theaters April 26, 2013.

MUD is an adventure about two boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and his friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who find a man named Mud (Matthew McConnaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios—he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.

In order to impress a girl, two roommates set out to make a documentary about a murder that took place in their house decades ago. The girl thinks that the victim’s ghost still resides there, and the two guys think that making a movie with her will get them laid. But after setting cameras up around the house, the legitimately supernatural occurrences that follow
make it apparent that the ghost is not only real, but that she’s a vengeful Vietnamese madame from the 1930’s that’s become smitten with our guys. A subversive, comedic take on the found footage genre. ‘Paranormal Activity’ meets ‘Harold and Kumar’.

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, REESE WITHERSPOON & TYE SHERIDAN UNITE FOR JEFF NICHOLS’ MUD

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer, A Time to Kill), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), and Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life, “One Tree Hill”) are in discussions to star in MUD, which is based on an original screenplay by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), who will also direct.  Everest Entertainment is fully financing with Lisa Maria Falcone from Everest producing alongside Sarah Green (Untitled Terrence Malick Project, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life, Frida) and FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder. Glen Basner from FilmNation is executive producing. FilmNation will be handling international sales, with CAA and FilmNation to handle U.S. sales.
 
FilmNation also handled international sales on Jeff Nichols’ acclaimed feature Take Shelter, which stars Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Take Shelter won Critic’s Week at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
 
MUD is the powerful, redemptive tale of a charismatic fugitive named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and his unlikely friendship with fourteen year old Ellis (Tye Sheridan). Ellis is determined to help his new friend escape from both the law and some very serious bounty hunters, in order to reunite Mud with his soul mate, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon).