It's nice to have Matthew McConaughey back. Oh, he never went away, but the McConaughey we used to find charming -- and the one who could be a fine actor when he tried -- returned in 2011. He's darn good in "Lincoln Lawyer," and we've heard promising things about his performance in the forthcoming "Killer Joe." Next up is "Mud," from "Take Shelter" writer-director Jeff Nichols. Empire went to the set and came back with this image, which might as well be titled, "I'm so, so sorry about 'Ghosts of Girlfriend Past.'" "Mud's a dreamer," McConaughey told Empire about the title character he's playing. "He's an aristocrat of the heart." Just so long as Kate Hudson isn't in the movie.
- Matthew McConaughey