Matthew McConaughey The Lincoln Lawyer, Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life) are in talks to headline Jeff Nichol’s next film, Mud, Everest Entertainment announced this morning. The plot is officially described as follows:
“Mud” is the powerful, redemptive tale of a charismatic fugitive named Mud (McConaughey) and his unlikely friendship with fourteen year old Ellis (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 (Witherspoon).
“Jeff Nichols has written a beautiful story with rich characters learning valuable lessons through life-changing circumstances. With Jeff’s vision, this will be a work of art,” says Lisa Maria Falcone, founder of Everest Entertainment. “It’s an incredible script which Jeff, along with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan, will bring to life. We’ve been privileged to work with incredible filmmakers like Danny Boyle, Tom McCarthy and Rodrigo Garcia and are thankful to add Jeff Nichols to that list.”
“I knew the moment I read ‘Mud’ that I wanted to make this film. Jeff is a rare talent and this exciting, heartfelt story is impossible to resist,” adds Producer Sarah Green, “It’s thrilling to me that actors of this caliber are drawn to the material; it’s a testament to the strength and appeal of ‘Mud’. I am also delighted to be joining forces once again with my friends at FilmNation, and with the amazing team at Everest.”
Take Shelter, which won Critic’s Week at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, is scheduled for a limited release on September 30th.
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