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Matthew McConaughey in poster for Sundance film 'Mud' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Mud, which wowed festival audiences at Cannes and Sundance, is gearing up for its nationwide release. The trailer hit the web last month, and now EW has an exclusive look at the poster for the drama starring Matthew McConaughey.

Written and directed by Take Shelter filmmaker Jeff Nichols, Mud follows a charismatic outlaw (McConaughey) as he recruits two boys who find him hiding along the banks of the Mississippi to help him reunite with his ex (Reese Witherspoon) and make a clean getaway.

Check out the poster, featuring a scruffy, grimy McConaughey, below:


For more on Mud, read EW’s report from Sundance. Watch an interview with the cast below.  

Mud opens in theaters nationwide on April 26.

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Sundance 2013: The Rebirth of Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey: He’s a star reborn, and newly laid bare, in ‘Magic Mike’

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