Netflix Releases Official First Poster for Upcoming Film ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

by Thad Mitchell
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Streaming giant Netflix revealed the first look at its new poster for the upcoming movie “Hillbilly Elegy.”

Netflix put the poster out on Twitter Friday afternoon. As a result, social media was buzzing about the movie.

“Here is your first look at the poster for HILLBILLY ELEGY starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close and from Director @realronhoward,” the tweet says. “On Netflix globally November 24.”

The poster shows Bev (Adams) and “Mamaw” (Close) leaning against a vehicle and peering into the camera. In addition, the film stars Gabriel Bosso as J.D. Vance.

Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

The film is based on a 2016 book of the same name. The book, however, is written J.D. Vance and has gotten award hype. For instance, the movie features two award-winning actresses in Amy Adams and Glenn Close playing lead roles. Netflix put out a two minute and 16-seconds long trailer earlier this month.

The movie’s plot is based around Vance’s memoirs of a struggling Appalachian family. Vance is a former Marine and Yale Law School student who returns to southern Ohio. He then attempts to make peace with his upbringing.

“I thought your mama was going to be alright,” Close says in the trailer. “I know I could have done better but you have to decide if you want to be somebody or not.”

The official movie synopsis says, ““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 (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 film is then further described as a “powerful memoir that offers a window into one family’s persona journey or survival and triumph. By following three colorful generations through their own unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experiece.”

Netflix reportedly paid $45 million for the movie’s distribution rights, according to the Los Angeles Times. Furthermore, the movie will be available at select theaters and Netflix on November 24.