Amy Adams and an unrecognizable Glenn Close act up a storm as a dysfunctional Appalachian family in the first full trailer for Ron Howard’s awards-contender “Hillbilly Elegy.”
The drama, based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling memoir, will land in select theaters and on Netflix on November 24 and is already generating awards talk.
The film follows 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 also includes Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos.
Howard produced along with Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder. Diana Pokorny, Julie Oh, William M. Connor and J.D. Vance served as executive producers.
Watch the trailer here.