McConaughey, Witherspoon Throw “Mud”

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan are in discussions to star in “Mud” for Everest Entertainment and FilmNation says Deadline.

The story is a powerful, redemptive tale of a charismatic fugitive named Mud (McConaughey) and his unlikely friendship with fourteen year old Ellis (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 (Witherspoon).

Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter”) penned the script and will direct. Lisa Maria Falcone, Sarah Green and Aaron Ryder will produce.