Chris Pine’s Name Is “Mud”

Chris Pine (“Star Trek,” “Unstoppable”) is in talks to star in the contemporary coming-of-age drama “Mud” for FilmNation reports The Los Angeles Times.

Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter”) penned the script and directs the story which centres on two 14-year-boys who come across an adult fugitive of the law, the titular Mud (Pine) and must help him escape off an island in the Mississippi.

Mud is said to be both an unsavory and a redemptive character, the project already drawing comparisons to “Stand By Me” and “Huckleberry Finn”. Aaron Ryder (“Memento”) will produce.