Netflix Releases ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ First Trailer Featuring Amy Adams and Glenn Close


Amy Adams and Glenn Close are seen to be playing characters in a  conflicting relationship during the first trailer of Hillbilly Elegy. 

Based on J.D Vance’s 2016 memoir, Hillbilly Elegy explores the relationship between Appalachian’s mother and daughter Bev (Amy Adams) and Mamaw (Glenn Close). The narrative is told from Vance’s point of view, played by Gabriel Basso. Basso is a current Yale Law student, Bev’s son, as well as a former Marine. He is very close to landing his dream job and trying to navigate his relationship with his mother and the memories he has of his grandmother, Mamaw. Adams and Close are Oscar-nominated actresses, and their performance has placed the film in the running for the upcoming Oscar season.

Ron Howard directs the film. Howard is an actor, film director, and producer, and co-founder of Imagine Entertainment.  Imagine Entertainment reaches out to invest in independent movies and TV series. Howard made a name of his own at a very young age with his TV role, Opie, on The Andy Griffith Show. Some of his recent works venture into documentaries such as The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, and Pavarotti.

Hillbilly Elegy has been in development since 2017 when Imagine acquired the rights to Vance’s memoir. Netflix joined the project in 2019 after winning a competitive bidding process to finance the movie. Hillbilly Elegy will be released on Netflix on November 24 and will be in select theaters around the country all November.