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Trailer Watch: Matthew McConaughey in Jeff Nichols' 'Take Shelter' Follow-up 'Mud'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 16, 2013 at 2:44PM

Check out the new trailer for "Mud," Jeff Nichols' Sundance-bound follow-up to 2011's sensational "Take Shelter." The film debuted at Cannes to mostly positive reviews, suggesting it is more commercial than "Take Shelter," if not quite as audacious.
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Jeff Nichols' "Mud."

Check out the new trailer for Sundance-bound "Mud," Jeff Nichols' follow-up to 2011's sensational "Take Shelter." The film debuted at Cannes to mostly positive reviews, suggesting it is more accessible than "Take Shelter," if not quite as audacious. Matthew McConaughey--who had a great comeback year in 2012 with "Magic Mike," "Bernie," "Killer Joe" and "The Paperboy"-- stars alongside "Tree of Life"'s Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon (who also starred in "Take Shelter" and Nichols' debut feature "Shotgun Stories").

Synopsis and clips below:

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.
 

This article is related to: Mud, Jeff Nichols, Matthew McConaughey, Trailers, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.