HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that cinematographer Maryse Alberti is shooting the Ron Howard Netflix drama Hillbilly Elegy starring Amy Adams.

Her credits include Ryan Coolger’s Creed, Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, The Visit, Velvet Goldmine, and most recently The Kitchen.

Hillbilly Elegy is J.D. Vance’s tale of his life growing up dirt poor in rural Appalachia, which became a bestseller thanks to its raw and unflinching yet compassionate portrayal of a poverty-stricken community in which addiction, violence and family disintegration were commonplace. The odds were stacked against him, but after graduating from his public high school, Vance enlisted in the Marines, then later graduated from Ohio State University, and finally Yale Law School. Now a venture capitalist, Vance’s reality couldn’t be further from the one he was born into. He credits a series of mentors with encouraging him to pursue his goals, most importantly his foul-mouthed, gun-toting, tough-loving grandmother known as Mamaw.

Hillbilly Elegy stars seven-time Oscar-nominee Glenn Close (The Wife), recent Oscar-nominee Amy Adams (Vice, Arrival), Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Gabriel Basso (The Kings of Summer, The Big C).

We previously revealed that production designer Molly Hughes (The New Mutants) is also working on the film.

Filming has been taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Netflix has yet to give the drama an official release date.


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