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Netflix’s adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ gets trailer featuring Amy Adams, Glenn Close

Glenn Close and Amy Adams star in 'Hillbilly Elegy'

Glenn Close and Amy Adams in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of "Hillbilly Elegy," the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance. (Netflix)

Netflix recently released the trailer for “Hillbilly Elegy,” the film adaptation of J.D. Vance’s 2016 bestselling memoir. Directed by Ron Howard, the movie stars Amy Adams and Glenn Close as Lindsay and “Mawmaw,” a mother and daughter whose Appalachian ways greatly affect Lindsay’s son, J.D., who aspires to rise above his hillbilly roots.

The original memoir explores the dynamic between three generations of the same family tree that cope with their circumstances in different ways. Vance highlights how children have the chance to rise above their stations by watching the struggles of their parents and grandparents, particularly when it comes to new opportunities and most certainly in education. The low-income background of Vance’s own family gave rise to issues such as substance abuse, inspiring him to leave his home and work towards getting into Yale University.

But despite their struggles, Vance notes how his family’s upbringing also stood upon a very solid foundation of morality. Loyalty was very much stressed in his household, particularly with regards to one’s own kin, as was loving someone no matter what their faults may be.

Their love of J.D. is expressed in varying ways by his mother and grandmother. The first seeks to take care of her family as best she can despite her own demons while the other pushes Vance to be the best he can be, both in professional achievements and as a man in general. Adams and Close certainly appear to capture these characters in “Hillbilly Elegy’s” trailer, which also features Gabriel Basso as J.D. himself.

“Hillbilly Elegy” will be available to stream on Netflix beginning Nov. 24.