Shooting has begun in Arkansas on Jeff’s Nichols’ latest feature following his Cannes Critics Week winner Take Shelter.

Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon and Sarah Paulson have joined the cast of Jeff Nichol’s Mud, alongside Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan, who were previously announced.

Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker and Paul Sparks are also confirmed to star in the coming of age drama about a 14-year-old boy who befriends a fugitive on an island in the Mississippi, pledging to reunite him with his love.

Nichols has also written the script for Mud, which is being produced by Sarah Green along with Lisa Maria Falcone for Everest Entertainment and Aaron Ryder for FilmNation.

Glen Basner will executive produce for FilmNation, which is selling Mud internationally. FilmNation and CAA are handling US sales.