"'Mud' is a riveting mystery thriller set in American river country with a stellar cast by one of our greatest new cinematic voices, Jeff Nichols and top specialty film producers Everest Entertainment," said Howard Cohen, Roadside co-president on behalf of the Lionsgate/Roadside partnership. "We see it very much in keeping with films like 'Margin Call' and the upcoming 'Arbitrage,' which are quality, commercial, performance-driven films that benefit from the unique partnership of Lionsgate and Roadside, where we can each shine in our respective media."
The cast also includes Pic also stars Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon and Joe Don Baker. Producers are Everest founder Lisa Maria Falcone, FilmNation's Aaron Ryder and Sarah Green.
Lionsgate, which is a minority owner of Roadside, previously teamed on "Margin Call" and on "Arbitrage," which opens Sept. 14.