From filmmaker Dee Rees comes upcoming Netflix film Mudbound, based on the international bestselling novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan. Co-written by Rees alongside Virgil Williams, the story follows the journey of two families – one black and one white – who are bound together during the Jim Crow era by farmland in the Mississippi Delta. This week, a brilliant new trailer for the film dropped which you can check out below:
Taking place in the American South during the Second World War, Mudbound follows new arrivals to the area; the McAllan family who are ripped from their quiet existence and feel utterly unprepared to take on the harsh demands of farming life. Despite their dreams, Henry (Jason Clarke) and wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggle to keep faith in such a tough reality, but when they meet the Jackson family, all of that changes.
Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan and Mary J. Blige) come from a line that have worked the crops on the land for generations, and whilst they’re facing a constant struggle to build their own legacy and reach smaller dreams, they’re unafraid to dig deep and always give their all.
Both families are affected by the war, with loved ones sent out to fight for the United States, but set to return; Jamie McAllen (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell). Forging a quick friendship, the two quickly challenge the realities of the home they’re coming back to, but will it be enough for the families to come together, break down rigid social constricts when it comes to one race mixing with another and reach their goals and ambitions?
Already critically praised following a number of early screenings ahead of general release, the film has taken awards for Best Ensemble at the Gotham Awards and the Hollywood Film Awards, with Mary J. Blige also given the honour of Best Breakout Performance at the Hollywood Film Awards. At the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mudbound was also named the Audience Favourite of 2017. We can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about.
Mudbound will come to Netflix and limited movie theatres on November 17, 2017.
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