Check out the trailer for Netflix's Middletown-shot 'Hillbilly Elegy'

  • Check out the trailer for Netflix's Middletown-shot 'Hillbilly Elegy'

Check out the trailer for Netflix's Middletown-shot 'Hillbilly Elegy'

This morning Netflix drew the attention of another potential Oscar player with the release of the first trailer for Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy.

Like much of Howard's work, the movie (scheduled to be released in theatres next month and airing on Netflix on November 24) is already receiving a generous amount of awards season speculation.

Gabriel Basso ("Super 8") portrays Vance, while six-time Academy Award nominee Adams ("Arrival", "American Hustle") plays his mother and seven-time Oscar nominee Close ("The Wife", "Fatal Attraction") co-stars as his larger-than-life grandmother.

Trailer wise this looks like a movie with a powerhouse from Adams and Close. "I could have done a better. But you - you've got to decide - you want to be somebody or not?" He later earned his law degree from Yale in 2013.

Netflix has released the new trailer for Ron Howard's adaptation of JD Vance's memoir about growing up in Appalachia, "Hillbilly Elegy" (Hillbilly, a rural elegy).

In Ron Howard's film, the camera follows JD Vance, a former marine from southern OH and current Yale law student, who is about to land his dream job when a family problem forces him to return home.

J.D. has to navigate the intricate character of his Appalachian household, such as his explosive relationship with his mom Bev (Amy Adams), who is struggling with dependency. "The Shape of Water" co-writer Vanessa Taylor ("Game of Thrones") penned the script. Driven by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the resilient and whip-wise woman who raised him, J.D. arrives to embrace the indelible mark of his family on his personal journey. By following three brilliant generations by using their exclusive battles, J.D.'s family narrative explores the highs and lows that specify his family's adventure. It also stars Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Sunny Mabrey, Bo Hopkins, Dylan Gage, and David Atkinson.

The Middletown scenes were filmed on Harrison Street in the 100-year-old Park Place neighborhood, two blocks away from Vance's McKinley Street home.