The trailer for the highly anticipated fall release Mudbound from acclaimed director Dee Rees (Pariah, HBO’s Bessie) chronicles a tale of two families; one black, one white, in the Jim Crow era of post-World War II America.
Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.
The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
Mudbound will launch on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday, November 17. www.netflix.com/mudbound
Here is the trailer and the poster.