Back in November of 2011, we hailed Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols, who have collaborated on the somewhat under-sung films Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter, as among the most promising actor-director pairings of the last several years. Shannon is also in the next Nichols movie, Mud, but for the lead, the director opted for someone else: Matthew McConaughey. Obviously, we approve. And we are very excited for this movie, which will get a limited release in April.
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