WHO’S IN IT?
Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond The Pines), Ryan Reynolds (The Voices), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love), Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave), Jayson Warner Smith (Anchorman 2), Robin Weigert (The Sessions), Marshall Chapman (Country Strong), Jane McNeill (Dallas Buyers Club), Indigo (Black or White)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Anna Boden (It’s Kind of a Funny Story), director, writer, editor; Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), director, writer; Ben Nearn (Begin Again), Jamie Patricof (The Place Beyond The Pines), Tom Rice (The Way Way Back) and Lynette Howell Taylor (Blue Valentine), producers; Scott Bomar (Hustle & Flow), composer; Andrij Parekh (Sugar), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Gerry (Mendelsohn), a talented but struggling gambler, is on the verge of being consumed by his habit and his various debts to several people. Upon chance, he comes across the charismatic Curtis (Reynolds) and, sensing a bout of luck in this young man, convinces him to join him on the road to Mississippi for a legendary high stakes poker game. On their travels, both men develop an undeniable bond between each other which doesn’t entirely have to do with luck…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Mississippi Grind is a healthy combination of a tense gambling movie and a road trip flick featuring two entertaining character actors working off one another in many exciting ways.