Netflix released a new official trailer for the dramatic film, Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie). The film’s based on the bestselling novel by Hillary Jordan and was adapted for the screen by Rees and Virgil Williams. The cast includes Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jason Clarke (All I See Is You), Jason Mitchell (Detroit), Mary J. Blige (How to Get Away with Murder), Rob Morgan (Stranger Things), Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), and Garrett Hedlund (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk).
Mudbound is opening in select theaters and on Netflix on Friday, November 17, 2017.
The Plot: Set in the post-WWII South, Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad. The film is about friendship, unacknowledged heritage and the unending struggle for and against the land.
Newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis, the McAllan family is underprepared and overly hopeful for Henry’s (Clarke) grandiose farming dreams. Laura (Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture, meanwhile, for Hap (Morgan) and Florence Jackson (Blige), whose families have worked the land for generations, every day is a losing venture as they struggle bravely to build some small dream of their own. The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie (Hedlund) and Ronsel (Mitchell) forge a fast, uneasy friendship that challenges them all.