When it comes to making a movie based on true events and a novel, you can be forgiven for feeling that Hollywood always go a bit over the top on the sentimental side of things, rather than delivering a movie which is real to the story it is based on. However, when it comes to the upcoming new movie Mudbound, it seems that an effort was made not to fall into this same old trap.
Actor Garrett Hedlund stars in the new film Mudbound and he has been talking about what they were hoping to achieve with this new World War II inspired movie. Garrett says that they tried their best not to make Mudbound a sentimental movie and to instead keep it real.
Hedlund was recently chatting to the folks over at C for Men magazine, when he said to them, "We shot 'Mudbound' in just a handful of weeks in Louisiana. We did our damnedest not to make it sentimental. We wanted it to be real. The way Dee works, with these long shots on the actors' faces, you empathise with them. You feel like you're in there in the story with them."
As well as starring Garrett Hedlund, the rest of the Mudbound cast includes the likes of Jonathan Banks, Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, and Mary J. Blige, to name just a few. Mudbound has been directed by Dee Rees, who also helped Virgil Williams to adapt the script for the movie, from the Hillary Jordan novel, with the film set for release on November 17 in both the US and the UK.