Netflix's upcoming film "Hillbilly Elegy" has an Academy Award-winning director and now a headliner who has been nominated for an Oscar half a dozen times.
Amy Adams has signed on for the Ron Howard-helmed project, Variety reports. The film is an adaptation of J.D. Vance's 2016 memoir of the same name. Vanessa Taylor ("Shape of Water") penned the script.
The story follows three generations of Vance's family. It looks at their's rise from poverty, starting with his grandparents' move out of Appalachia and through his years at Yale Law School. Along the way, it explores struggles they can't escape, including alcoholism, abuse, and trauma.
Adams has picked a number of good roles over the years. She has starred in films like "Vice," "Arrival," "The Fighter," and more. Not only has she received six Oscar nods, she is a two-time Golden Globe awardee, winning for "Big Eyes" and "American Hustle." Her next film is 2019's "The Woman in the Window."
Vance is executive producing the adaptation of his book alongside Julie Oh. Imagine Entertainment's Howard, Brian Glazer, and Karen Lunder are producing.