Hollywood actress Amy Adams is set to star in Netflixs adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy,” which Ron Howard is on board to direct.
Based on Vance’s bestselling memoir, the movie is a modern exploration of the American dream and follows three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale law student forced to return to his hometown, reports variety.com.
Netflix boarded the project in January after winning a heated bidding war to finance the $45 million feature.
Adams was seen in the limited series “Sharp Objects”, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She followed that up with her Oscar-nominated performance as Lynne Cheney in the Dick Cheney biopic “Vice.”
She will next be seen in the adaptation of the “Woman in the Window”, which co-stars Julianne Moore and is directed by Joe Wright.