Netflix has released the first trailer for director Ron Howard’s latest film, Hillbilly Elegy, and it looks like it’ll be quite the emotional journey. This movie is based on a true story, and it’s definitely going to pull at your heartstrings.
The film stars Amy Adams, Glenn Close, and Gabriel Basso, and the story is described as “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.”
As you’ll see the movie is going to be filled with powerful performances. The movie is based on the memoir of J.D. Vance and this is the synopsis that was shared:
J.D. Vance (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.
Hillbilly Elegy will premiere on Netflix on November 24th.