The trailer for Matthew McConaughey’s “coming-of-age drama” Mud has just been released online.
Remember when McConaughey had that weird spell a few years ago during which he’d only star in mediocre summer rom-coms that opened to miserable reviews and less-than-enthusiastic box office numbers? Yeah, he seems to be out of that now.
With stunning performances in The Lincoln Lawyer and Magic Mike and early acclaim for his portrayal of an HIV-diagnosed man in The Dallas Buyer’s Club, the 43-year-old father of three is becoming the critical and box office powerhouse he started out as once again.
The upcoming Jeff Nichols film Mud deserves its spot in McConaughey’s pseudo-comeback (did he ever really leave us?), and you can check out the stunning trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mud, via MSN:
“Mud is a coming-of-age drama centered around two fourteen-year-old boys who encounter a mysterious fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Intrigued by this man, they enter into a pact to help him evade capture and reconnect with the love of his life. Though it is hard for the boys to discern truth from fiction when it comes to Mud, it isn’t long until their small Arkansas town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of hunters in tow.”
Mud was actually completed in 2012 and competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It will also be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013 before its release on April 26, 2013.
Here’s the trailer, via Yahoo: