Jeff Nichols' directorial debut, "Shelter", shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival, won the main prize of the Week criticism. The second film of director will be called "Mud" - the name of the protagonist played by Matthew McConaughey. The main actress will play Reese Witherspoon.
"Shelter" has caused a lot of positive feedbacks both from critics and audiences.
Paranoid drama about the end of the world has turned its once director Jeff Nichols filmmaker who no longer have to look for his second film.
The hero of Matthew McConaughey - a dangerous but charismatic bushranger Mud - befriends a 14 year-old Ellis. This role will play Ty Sheridan, who starred in "Tree of Life" Terrence Malick. The boy is going to help Mud to escape from the police and professional bounty hunters. Reese Witherspoon got the role of the main hero soul mate.
Note that Jeff Nichols is not only a director but a writer of the project.
"Jeff has composed a beautiful story with gorgeous characters that gain important life lessons from this situation", - says producer Lisa Maria Falcone of the company Everest Entertainment, which will fully fund the picture.
Matthew McConaughey is as if going through a second career wind. The actor, who had previously played in the main characters, lovers, now chooses the more risky and unusual project.
"Lincoln lawyer" was well received by critics, but modestly held at the box office, while the tape of William Friedkin "Killer Joe", where Matthew has played a hired killer, will be presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Now McConaughey starred in film of Lee Daniels "Paperboy" with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron.