First look at Matthew McConaughey in Mud
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
While looking at this picture of Matthew McConaughey in Jeff Nichols’ MUD, I’m reminded that I haven’t seen McConaughey in a romantic comedy in a long time. Maybe that’s why I don’t dread every movie he’s in anymore; he’s actually doing decent films these days. LINCOLN LAWYER was pretty good and he has a slew of interesting projects on the way, not the least of which is MUD. MUD is about a 14 year-old boy that helps a fugitive evade the law so he can be reunited with the love of his life.
Tye Sheridan (THE TREE OF LIFE) will be playing the boy, McConaughey the fugitive and Reese Witherspoon will play his love interest. Throw in a healthy dose of Michael Shannon and you have a pretty impressive cast for Jeff Nichols’ follow up to the impressive TAKE SHELTER. MUD is one to keep an eye on and it hits theaters sometime in 2012.