Netflix has released the first trailer for “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by Academy Award Winner Ron Howard whose credits include A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Apollo 13. The film is set to arrive in select theaters and Netflix on November, 24.
The film is about J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, who is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Amy Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.
The cast includes Seven-time Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe winner Glenn Close (The Wife), Six-time Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Amy Adams, Freida Pinto, Haley Bennett, Dylan Gage, and Gabriel Basso.
Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family’s personal journey of survival and triumph. By following three colorful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experience.
Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water) has written the screenplay based on the novel by J.D. Vance.
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Karen Lunder for Imagine Entertainment are the producers with Julie Oh, J.D. Vance as executive producers
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