Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' MUDBOUND is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
MUDBOUND follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of
Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose
dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the
faith in her husband's losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob
Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations —
struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.
The war upends both families' plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan
(Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy
friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
MUDBOUND is written for the screen by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees and directed by
Rees. Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.
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