Screen Junkies » jeff nichols http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 McConaughey and Witherspoon To Star In ‘Mud’, A Film That’s Somehow Not A Romantic Comedy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mcconaughey-and-witherspoon-to-star-in-mud-a-film-thats-somehow-not-a-romantic-comedy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mcconaughey-and-witherspoon-to-star-in-mud-a-film-thats-somehow-not-a-romantic-comedy/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:35:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223701 McConaughey will play a charming fugitive and Witherspoon will play his slightly-less-charming love.

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What are they odds that Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon can get together and star in a film that is an actual drama? The film title is Mud. Really. It’s not like This Love Has Taken Its Toll or …Forever Hold Your Peace. The project is being written and directed by Jeff Nichols.

McConaughey will play a fugitive named Mud who befriends a weird 14 year-old kid (Tye Sheridan) that is hell-bent on seeing Mud escape the law, while Witherspoon will play Mud’s love, with whom he is desperate to reunite. Variety is reporting the film to be a “coming-of-age drama” in the style of Stand by Me. Although it’s not specified, I think the combo of these two and the fugitive storyline lead me to believe that this film just might take place in the South. Spitballin’ here.

McConaughey is on a bit of an indie tear as of late, having wrapped on Bernie and Killer Joe and currently filming The Paperboy. Witherspoon is still doing a whole mess of mainstream studio stuff, but, hey, that’s okay too.

 

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Pretty Boy Chris Pine Gets Down In The ‘Mud’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pretty-boy-chris-pine-gets-down-in-the-mud/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pretty-boy-chris-pine-gets-down-in-the-mud/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 01:35:51 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212391 'Mud' is about the team-up of two 14-year-old boys and an adult fugitive named Mud. Was he caught trying to steal a better name?

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I’ve only seen Chris Pine in Star Trek, and I plan to associate him only with Star Trek for the rest of his life. That’s my promise to you. However, more reasonable folks might wish to see how big his acting chops really are, by checking out the upcoming drama Mud.

Pine is in talks to star in a new drama helmed by Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories) and produced by Aaron Ryder (Memento). It’s about the team-up of two 14-year-old boys and an adult fugitive named Mud, who Pine would play. Together, the boys help the man escape an island in the Mississippi. Maybe they can pick him up some name change forms along the way?

Mud is being described as a modern day Huckleberry Finn, and my sources tell me they’re gonna say the n-word a lot, as a tribute. (24 Frames)

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