'Midnight Special' Official Trailer Starring Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst

A new sci-fi thriller from the director of ‘Mud’ and ‘Take Shelter.’

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Jeff Nichols, writer and director of indie films Mud and Take Shelter, has taken on his first studio production with Midnight Special, which he describes as a “sci-fi chase film.” The plot revolves around a young boy named Alton, played by St. Vincent star Jaeden Lieberher, who possesses supernatural powers. His father (Michael Shannon) is keen on protecting him from a religious sect and government task force and decides to take him on the run. The film also features an all-star cast including Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton and Sam Shepard, and is slated for a theatrical release on March 18, 2016.

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