The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had a recent conversation with the young stars of Jeff Nichol’s newest film, Mud, which opens in area theaters Friday. Shot largely in DeWitt, Mud is about teenage boys who find a fugitive on an island and conspire to help him escape. Jacob Lofland, 16, from Briggsville, plays Neckbone, an easy-going wisecracker being raised by his punk-rock uncle. Tye Sheridan, 16, from Palestine, Texas, plays Ellis, a confused idealist, angry about his parents’ impending divorce.
So what do the young stars think about acting with snakes, riding dirt bikes and hanging out with Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon? See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to find out.