Reese Witherspoon

Filming of the movie MUD is underway in Southeast Arkansas and area residents are already spotting Hollywood actors  Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey around Dumas. The photo of Witherspoon, left, was taken by a Seark Today reader who ran into the Academy Award winning actress at the Dollar General store at Dumas.

The film, which is being filmed in Dumas, Dewitt, and Stuttgart,  is a coming of age drama centered on two boys (Ellis and Neckbone) who encounter a mysterious fugitive (Mud) on an island in the Mississippi River. Intrigued by this man, the boys enter a pact to help him escape capture. A friendship evolves as Mud teaches the boys as much as he learns from them.

Area residents will appear in the film as extras and stand-ins.