Mudbound
written by Elise   |   March 31, 2016

Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke and Jason Mitchell are in negotiations to star in the indie drama “Mudbound.”

“Bessie” director Dee Rees is directing the film. Cassian Elwes (Elevated), Charles King (Macro), Kim Roth, Sally Jo Effenson Chris Lemole, Tim Zajaros and Carl Effenson are producing. Poppy Hanks will exec produce. MACRO will co-finance with Zeal. Good Universe is selling foreign rights.

Virgil Williams (“Criminal Minds”) penned the screenplay based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel of the same name. It revolves around a city worker in a WWII-torn country who relocates his family to a failing Mississippi farm and is forced to overcome insurmountable hardships, including his brother’s return from war.

No distributor is currently attached, with producers planning to showcase the package in the coming weeks.

Mulligan has always had an eye for prestige pics with such as “An Education,” “Shame” and “Never Let Me Go” and looks to have found another strong role given the pedigree around it. She was most recently seen in “Suffragette” and “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

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