Mississippi Grind: A24 Acquires 2015 Sundance Feature Starring Ryan Reynolds

A24 has secured distribution rights to gambling drama “Mississippi Grind,” the latest collaboration from directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who had previously made “Half Nelson” and “Sugar.”

The film, a look at people struggling on the edges of society, stars Ryan Reynolds as a charismatic drifter who forms a bond with a down-on-his-luck gambler played by Ben Mendelsohn. Sienna Miller co-stars as Reynolds’ former girlfriend.

The moody road picture debuted to a warm response at the 2015 Sundance Film Fest.