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First Look: Jeff Nichols’ ‘Midnight Special’ Starring Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, And Kirsten Dunst

First Look: Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' Starring Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, And Kirsten Dunst

While everyone has been busy asking “Where’s Luke?” we’ve been slightly more concerned with the query, “Where’s ‘Midnight Special‘”? And we recently got some answers. Last month it was revealed that the long awaited major studio debut by “Take Shelter” and “Mud” director Jeff Nichols will screen and presumably make its world premiere at SXSW next spring, and now the first bonafide image from the movie has arrived.

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All we know so far about the movie is that it stars Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, and Sam Shepard, with the story following a young boy with extraordinary abilities and….that’s all anyone is offering about the plot. But Nichols cites some interesting influences.

“ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘E.T.,’ ‘Starman,’ they were my inspirations — very propulsive journeys that work when you can’t predict what’s going to happen next,” he told EW. “This is my sci-fi chase film.”

“Midnight Special” opens on March 18, 2016.

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