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

By | August 5, 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).

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