We've reported in the past about the resurgence of Matthew McConaughey's career as he leaves dumb rom-coms behind for more serious fare, such as 'The Lincoln Lawyer,' the upcoming 'Bernie,' 'The Paperboy' and 'The Dallas Buyer's Club.' And we've chastisedReese Witherspoon for abandoning dramas for mindless fare. So it's with a fast-beating heart that we are able to report, via The Hollywood Reporter, that McConaughey, Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan ('The Tree of Life') are in talks to star in the character-driven drama 'Mud' for writer-director Jeff Nichols.

In the film, written by Nichols, a fugitive named Mud (McConaughey) is befriended by a 14-year-old boy (Sheridan), who helps him escape off an island in Mississippi as he attempts to reunite with his soul mate Juniper (Witherspoon).
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