Premiering Exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA® Six Weeks Prior To Its Release In Theaters

El SEGUNDO, Calif. Aug. 17, 2015 – DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, is offering customers exclusive access to MISSISSIPPI GRIND. The film is about the unforgettable journey of two characters who, flawed as they may be, are worth rooting for.  MISSISSIPPI GRIND stars Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Ryan Reynolds (Woman In Gold), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies), Robin Weigert (Sons of Anarchy), and Alfre Woodard (12 Years A Slave). 

DIRECTV customers can watch MISSISSIPPI GRIND now through Sep. 23 on DIRECTV CINEMA, six weeks prior to its theatrical release on Sep. 25.

In this lively, freewheeling road movie, Emmy Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn plays Gerry, a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler. His fortune begins to change when he meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a younger, charismatic poker player.  The two strike an immediate friendship. Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to join him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall.

They experience incredible highs and dispiriting lows, ultimately forge a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure ends.

“DIRECTV is pleased to deliver MISSISSIPPI GRIND, the latest film from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, exclusively to our customers – six weeks before it hits theaters,” said Hanny Patel, senior director for Digital & Emerging Markets, DIRECTV, part of the AT&T family.  “MISSISSIPPI GRIND has exceptional lead performances, complexity and humor.  This drama is one of this year’s must-see movies.”

MISSISSIPPI GRIND will be available for 72 hour rental, in 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $12.99 and in standard-definition (SD) for $11.99. DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view movie service for DIRECTV that brings customers exclusive access to new releases before they’re in theaters. It includes a library with thousands of movies to watch instantly with DIRECTV On Demand. For more information on the wide variety of films available on DIRECTV CINEMA please visit

A24 and DIRECTV have formed a partnership to release films exclusively on DIRECTV during a 30-day window prior to their theatrical debut. This unique union provides national exposure for filmmakers with exceptional motion pictures to DIRECTV's 20 million customers. Films released to date through this deal include the critically acclaimed Enemy, Life After Beth, Revenge of The Green Dragons, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, The Captive, Son of a Gun, Cut Bank, Slow West, Barely Lethal and Dark Places.

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