Photos From Mudbound’s Toronto International Film Festival Premiere

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Photos From Mudbound’s Toronto International Film Festival Premiere
Posted by Wilson Morales

September 13, 2017

Last night, Netflix has its International Premiere for director Dee Rees‘ WWII indie drama ‘Mudbound’ at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film stars Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Garrett Hedlund, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks.

Mudbound will launch on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday, November 17.

Mudbound is based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel of the same name, in which Virgil Williams wrote the screenplay with Rees.

Set in the post-WWII South, Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad. The film is about friendship, unacknowledged heritage and the unending struggle for and against the land.

Newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis, the McAllan family is underprepared and overly hopeful for Henry’s (Jason Clarke) grandiose farming dreams. Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture, meanwhile, for Hap (Rob Morgan) and Florence Jackson (Mary J. Blige), whose families have worked the land for generations, every day is a losing venture as they struggle bravely to build some small dream of their own. The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) forge a fast, uneasy friendship that challenges them all.

“Mudbound” is co-financed by Charles D. King’s MACRO and Zeal Media. Zeal Media’s Cassian Elwes, Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros; MACRO’s Founder & CEO Charles D. King and President of Production Kim Roth are producers, along with Sally Jo Effenson and Carl Effenson. MACRO’s Senior Vice President of Production Poppy Hanks, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and Daniel Steinman; Kyle Tekiela and Jennifer Roth are executive producers.


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