David Fincher’s Mank isn’t the only high-profile film arriving on Netflix this fall. A few weeks prior, timed with Thanksgiving, Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy will arrive on the streaming platform. Starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins, and Owen Asztalos, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of the fall release. Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, the story follows three generations of a family.
“It’s a story of transformation and while it focuses on that culture, a group of people that I really really relate to given my own family background and history, and my wife’s as well,” Howard told Collider. “It really is about being your best self, finding strength in your heritage, and the lessons that you learn, but also recognizing the hurdles that some of that might represent as well, and learning how to grow beyond it. It’s a self-actualization story. It’s powerful.”
See the trailer below.
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.
Hillbilly Elegy opens in select theaters and on Netflix on November 24.