7-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close and 6-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams star in Hillbilly Elegy, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by J.D. Vance, detailing his life with him mother and grandmother in the midst of the opioid crisis.
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 (Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (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.
Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times bestseller, adapted by Vanessa Taylor and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard, 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.
Hillbilly Elegy also stars Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos. It is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder, and executive produced by Diana Pokorny, Julie Oh, William M. Connor, and J.D. Vance.
Netflix will release Hillbilly Elegy in select theaters November and on Netflix November 24, 2020. Here is the trailer.