Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Create A Short Film
With the BFI & O2
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire Podcast 177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland
We won't lie, things get pretty Kray Kray
Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy III
Exclusive: 'He has to take down civilisation...'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 August 2015
Bryce Dallas Howard Heads For Gold
She'll star with Matthew McConaughey
Armie Hammer Finds Nocturnal Animals
He's joined Tom Ford's new film
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Good Lie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Inherent Vice (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Wild (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

More Cast Jump Into Mud
Joining McConaughey and Witherspoon

27 September 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Film Nation (via Coming Soon)

submit to reddit

More Cast Jump Into Mud

Following the announcement that Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon would be heading up the cast of Jeff Nichols' Mud, here comes news of six more names for the list. Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker and Paul Sparks have all signed on for a spot of coming-of-age drama.

The film revolves around the titular recluse, discovered hiding out in Mississippi by two teenage boys. They opt to help him evade the long arm of the law and reunite with Juniper, the love of his life, but there's trouble on the way in the form of both cops and bounty hunters.

McConaughey is Mud and Witherspoon is Juniper, with one of the boys being played by Tree of Life's Tye Sheridan. Shannon starred in Nichols' festival hit Take Shelter, along with his previous Shotgun Stories, so it's no great surprise to see him on board for this one. He's playing Galen, the uncle of one of the boys. Paulson and McKinnon are the parents of the other.

Baker and Sparks are on the side of the hunters, and Shepard is playing another recluse, called Tom Blankenship. There are a lot of recluses out there, it seems. They should start a club. It'd be like that Bill Hicks routine:

"People who hate people, come together!" 

"No!"

Nichols is directing his own screenplay, which producer Lisa Maria Falcone says is, "a beautiful story with rich characters learning valuable lessons through life-changing circumstances." Production started this week, with the IMDb currently listing a release sometime in 2013. Take Shelter is out in the UK on November 25.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Justin Timberlake Is Spinning Gold
Playing music mogul Neil Bogart
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Stars Of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
On the Sundance smash, bedroom posters and Nick Offerman

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)