Shannon, Shepard and Paulson Join Mud

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Back in August, it was announced that Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey would be starring in director Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter”) dramatic new film, “Mud”. Now, the expanding cast includes Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard and Sarah Paulson.

In “Mud”, the story follows a charismatic fugitive named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and his unlikely friendship with fourteen year old Ellis (Tye Sheridan). Ellis is determined to help his new friend escape from both the law and some very serious bounty hunters, in order to reunite Mud with his soul mate, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon).

Filming began today in Arkansas which is being produced by Sarah Green, Everest Entertainment’s Lisa Maria Falcone and FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder. Additional cast members include Ray McKinnon and Joe Don Baker.

“Mud” will be released sometime in 2013.