Mud

(2013)

Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud 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, 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.

‘Mud’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut August 6th

‘Mud’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut August 6th

Sure to become "a newly minted American classic" (The Wall Street Journal), Mud arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View August 6 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Mud will also be available on EST July 16, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release. Starring Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike, Killer Joe) in his "finest performance to date, Oscar-worthy at every level" (Hitfix) as the titular character, Mud features an all-star cast that includes Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life), Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down, The Right Stuff), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, HBO's Boardwalk Empire), Joe Don Baker (Walking Tall, Fletch), Ray McKinnon (TV's Sons of Anarchy, The Blind Side), Primetime Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson (HBO's Game Change, TV's American Horror Story), newcomer Jacob Lofland and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress, Walk the Line, 2005).

Mud is a timeless adventure about two boys, Ellis (Sheridan) and his best friend Neckbone (Lofland), who find a mysterious man named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life including how he once killed a man in Texas and now vengeful bounty hunters are after him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. But it isn't long until Mud's tall-tales come to life and their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.

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11 Fugitive Romances to Prepare You for ‘Mud’

11 Fugitive Romances to Prepare You for ‘Mud’

Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon star in the upcoming dramatic thriller Mud from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols. Already a favorite on the festival circuit, this edgy adventure follows two teenage boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), who discover a fugitive from the law named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a small island in the Mississippi. Mud mesmerizes the youngsters with his fantastic yarn about the man he killed in Texas, and the bounty hunters that are now hot on his trail. The two boys soon learn that Mud plans to meet with his former lover, Juniper (Witherspoon), and escape into the sunset. While skeptical, Ellis and Neckbone decide to help the killer meet up with Juniper, only to find themselves trapped in a dangerous and deadly struggle for survival. In the end, its love that saves the day.

In theaters April 26, we've culled together 11 awesome movies that will get you in the mood for Mud. Check out these titles, which combine fugitives, adventurous kids, bounty hunters, and the eternal search for love in no particular order.

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‘Mud’ Photos with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon

‘Mud’ Photos with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon

Ten new photos from director Jeff Nichols' drama Mud put the stellar cast on display. The story centers on two young boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) who find an escaped convict named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on a remote island, on the lam from ruthless bounty hunters. The youngsters decide to help this criminal reunite with the love of his life, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Take a look at these photos with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, and Jacob Lofland.

Mud was released April 26th, 2013.

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‘Mud’ Poster with Matthew McConaughey

‘Mud’ Poster with Matthew McConaughey

Lionsgate has debuted the first poster for the upcoming indie Mud, the latest from director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter). Matthew McConaughey stars as an ex-con who has been hiding from the law on the banks of the Mississippi River. He joins forces with two teenage boys who help him reunite with his soul mate Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Take a look at this one-sheet featuring a gun-toting Matthew McConaughey, who looks to be in fairly rough shape.

Mud was released April 26th, 2013.

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‘Mud’ Trailer with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey

‘Mud’ Trailer with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey

Coming to select theaters in April is the new drama Mud, from director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter). Matthew McConaughey stars as a wanted fugitive who seeks the help of two fourteen year old boys in finding his lost lover, played by Reese Witherspoon. We have the first trailer for this engaging look at life on the run. Watch as one small Arkansas town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of ruthless bounty hunters in tow.

Mud was released April 26th, 2013.

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‘Mud’ Lands Michael Shannon and Sam Shepard

Writer-director Jeff Nichols has rounded out the cast of his coming-of-age drama Mud with Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker and Paul Sparks.

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan star in the drama, centered on two 14-year-old boys who encounter a mysterious fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Intrigued by the man, the boys enter into a pace to help him evade capture and reconnect with the love of his life.

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‘Mud’ Lands Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon

Tye Sheridan has also been cast in Jeff Nichols' new drama about a 14-year-old boy who helps a fugitive reunite with his lover.