Amy Adams and Glenn Close are unrecognisable in first trailer for Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy

AMY Adams and Glenn Close look unrecognisable in the first trailer for Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy.

The new film, directed by Ron Howard, is based on JD Vance's memoir of the same name.

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It follows Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine who attends Yale Law School and is about to land his dream job.

However, a sudden family crisis means he has to return home to Southern Ohio and deal with his family, including his mother Bev, played by Amy.

Vance has a rocky relationship with Bev, who struggles with addiction, and returning home makes him think of his grandmother Mamaw – played by Glenn – who raised him.

Mamaw is seen telling a young Vance: "I thought your mama was going to be alright, be happy.




"I know I could have done better, but you've gotta decide, you wanna be somebody? Or not?"

As the trailer features a scene between a grown up Vance and his emotional mother, it then cuts to a moment from his youth when the emergency services arrive and restrain Bev, who is barefoot and in a dressing gown in the middle of the street.

Vance later confronts his mother, before Bev and Mamaw argue, with the latter telling her daughter: "You've got to think about these kids."

But Bev hits back: "What do you think I've been thinking about since I was 18 years old hah?

"Never had a life where I wasn't thinking about the kids."

In another confrontation, an unrecognisable Glenn – complete with curly grey hair and big glasses – hisses at Bev: "You've always got a reason, it's always someone else's fault.

"At some point, you're going to have to take responsibility or someone else is going to have to step in."

Vance has to learn how to deal with his dysfunctional family and the impact they have on his life.

Hillbilly Elegy premieres on Netflix on November 24.

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