Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Ron Howard‘s eagerly awaited Hillbilly Elegy. When you watch it you’ll have a hard time believing that Amy Adams and Glenn Close won’t get a boatload of awards nominations between them. This thing has Oscar written all over it.
Ron Howard is one of our great directors and his movies are always worth a watch (ever the lesser ones) and Hillbilly Elegy looks to be no different.
Based on the book by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy hits select cinemas and Netflix on 24 November 2020.
J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, 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.