Back in 2017 it was announced that Imagine Entertainment and director Ron Howard had snapped up the rights to J.D. Vance’s New York Times bestselling memoir Hillbilly Elegy, and now comes word from Deadline that casting on the film is underway.
According to the site, Oscar-winner Amy Adams has signed on for a role in the movie, which is described as “a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.”
“Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful, true coming-of-age memoir by J.D. Vance,” Erica Huggins of Imagine previously stated. “Through the lens of a colorful, chaotic family and with remarkable compassion and self-awareness, J.D. has been able to look back on his own upbringing as a ‘hillbilly’ to illuminate the plight of America’s white working class, speaking directly to the turmoil of our current political climate.”
Hillbilly Elegy will mark Howard’s first movie since Solo: A Star Wars Story, and is being produced for Netflix.
via Flickering Myth