A pair of inquisitive adolescents encounter a charismatic drifter with an incredible story in this drama from TAKE SHELTER writer/director Jeff Nichols. Mississippi adolescents Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are exploring along the mighty Mississippi when they stumble upon a small island inhabited by Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a desperado who claims to be on the run from brutal bounty hunters after killing a man in Texas. According to Mud, his true love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon) is awaiting his arrival in town, and together they plan to make a daring escape. Fascinated, the two boys agree to help Mud slip past his pursuers, despite the potential dangers of doing so. Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, and Michael Shannon co-star.
Note: A very personal tale Writing and Directing Mud The Arkansas Ensemble The distinctive characters and cast of Mud Southern authenticity Shooting the real Arkansas The Snake Pit The slithering costars of Mud Director Commentary