After taking the movie world by storm last year with the excellent Take Shelter, director Jeff Nichols is back with what looks to be another thrilling film. Mud is set to make its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month and we now have a highly intriguing trailer.
Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) stars as the titular character, a fugitive drifter hiding on a small island in the Mississippi River. The movie centers on his unlikely friendship with two boys (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) who eventually assist him in evading capture and reuniting with his beloved girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon).
This trailer gives off a tense vibe of mystery and danger which definitely make me want to learn more about this upcoming flick. Mud premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and buzz was positive. It hits select theaters on April 26th.
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.