Yahoo has revealed the first trailer for Jeff Nichol’s new film Mud. Nichol last gave us the extraordinarily good Take Shelter and this got great reviews at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The film stars Matthew McConaughey as a charismatic outlaw who recruits two boys to help him reunite with his ex.
Reese Witherspoon stars as the ex, with Sam Shepherd, Michael Shannon and Sarah Paulson also starring.
Mud has a limited release in the US on April 26th, with Ireland getting the film on May 10th.
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.