Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn‘s luck is unexpectedly starting to improve in the newly released poster and trailer for their upcoming drama, ‘Mississippi Grind.’ The assets for the film were unveiled by its distributor, A24, which will distribute the movie in theaters on September 25, and on DirecTV on August 13.
‘Mississippi Grind’ was written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The duo previously penned and helmed several other films together, including the features ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story‘ and ‘Sugar,’ as well as the documentary ‘Young Rebels.’ Besides Reynolds and Mendelsohn, the drama also stars Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert and Alfre Woodard.
The following synopsis for ‘Mississippi Grind’ has been released by A24:
Gerry (Mendelsohn), a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begins to change when he meets Curtis (Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.
Reminiscent of classic 1970s American Cinema, ‘Mississippi Grind’ is an unforgettable journey featuring two characters who—flawed as they maybe—are always worth rooting for. It’s a film about friendship, addiction, regret, family, and the paths we sometimes unexpectedly find ourselves on.
Check out the poster, and watch the trailer, for ‘Mississippi Grind’ below.
Written by: Karen Benardello