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Writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson,” “Sugar”) have teamed up again for “Mississippi Grind,” a dramatic journey of two new friends who decide to gamble their way across the country. The film features a superb cast that includes Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller and Analeigh Tipton.
The official film synopsis reads: “Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry (Mendelsohn) teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis (Reynolds), in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what’s been lost.”
The film premiered at Sundance and is currently available on DirecTV. It will open in New York City on September 25 and Los Angeles on October 2, with an On Demand release to follow on October 13. Watch an exclusive featurette above.