Mississippi Grind

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Mississippi Grind
Directed by Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Produced by Lynette Howell
Ben Nearn
Jamie Patricof
Tom Rice
Jeremy Walker
Written by Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Starring Ryan Reynolds
Sienna Miller
Ben Mendelsohn
Analeigh Tipton
Music by Scott Bomar
Cinematography Andrij Parekh
Sycamore Pictures<br Electric City Entertainment
Distributed by A24 Films
Release dates
Country United States
Language English

Mississippi Grind is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Analeigh Tipton and Jayson Warner Smith.


A gambler on a losing streak teams up with a younger gambler, hoping to change his luck.



On August 15, 2012, Jake Gyllenhaal was in talks to join Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on their gambling project; the duo will direct the film Mississippi Grind penned by themselves.[5] On January 7, 2013 Ben Mendelsohn joined the cast of the film, he'll star opposite Gyllenhaal.[3] On February 1, 2013 it was announced that Panorama Media will produce the road trip drama Mississippi Grind, which Electric City Entertainment is also producing.[6] On June 27, 2013, Ryan Reynolds joined the cast of the film to play lead, as a gambler replacing Gyllenhaal in the cast.[1] On November 6, 2013 Sienna Miller set to star the lead role in the film along Reynolds and Mendelsohn, production st to start in January 2014 in New Orleans.[2] On January 8, 2014 there was a casting call for extras, to film some scenes at Mobile Greyhound Park in Mobile.[7] On January 27, 2014 Analeigh Tipton has signed on to join the gambling film.[4]


The filming of Mississippi Grind began on January 19, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama and it will go on through March 6.[8] The shooting will also be done in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[7] On February 4, Reynolds and Miller were spotted filming scenes on the Mississippi River.[9] On March 11, 2014, the crews were spotted filming scenes at Mobile Greyhound Park in Mobile.[10]


The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015.[11] On January 28, 2015, A24 Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

Mississippi Grind has generally received positive reception from film critics. The film currently has a rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes . Based on 9 reviews, the film scored an average rating of 6.8 out of 10.[13]


  1. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (27 June 2013). "Ryan Reynolds To Star In ‘Mississippi Grind’". deadline.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (6 November 2013). "Sienna Miller Joins Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden’s ‘Mississippi Grind’". deadline.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Pearson, Ben (7 January 2013). "Ben Mendelsohn Joins 'Mississippi Grind' Alongside Jake Gyllenhaal". firstshowing.net. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (27 January 2014). "Analeigh Tipton Joins Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller in ‘Mississippi Grind’". thewrap.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (15 August 2012). "Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Star as Gambler in 'Half Nelson' Duo's Next Project". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (1 February 2013). "Panorama Media To Proffer Jake Gyllenhaal-Starrer ‘Mississippi Grind’ In Berlin". deadline.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Petri, Chad (8 January 2014). "Ryan Reynolds Movie Filming In Mobile". wkrg.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Two new movies starring Michael Shannon and Ryan Reynolds are filming in New Orleans". onlocationvacations.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller on the Set of "Mississippi Grind"". tomandlorenzo.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Knight, Ashley (11 March 2014). "Ryan Reynolds Movie Starts Shooting In Mobile". wkrg.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sundance 2015: 'Mississippi Grind' and 'The End of the Tour' are two for the road". EW.com. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  12. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "A24 Buying Ryan Reynolds-Ben Mendelsohn Drama ‘Mississippi Grind’ At Sundance - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  13. ^ [1] "Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved on March 8, 2015.

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