Dee Rees’ Mudbound – an adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s debut novel – killed when it played at the Sundance Film Festival. The story of two families – one white, one black – struggling to survive in the Mississippi Delta farm region, the film’s a sprawling epic, encompassing war, poverty, and racial conflict, all set against the backdrop of the United States during the 40s.
Netflix acquired Rees’ picture (for a whopping $12.5 million), which sports a rather intimidatingly impressive cast (including Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke and Jonathan Banks), and lush cinematography by Rachel Morrison (Black Panther). In other words, Mudbound looks to be another motion picture we’re all gonna be wishing we could watch on the big screen.
Check the trailer out:
Netflix releases Mudbound November 17. Outside of looking like a damn good movie in its own right, it’ll be a nice primer for the upcoming rural social horror film Rees is developing with Blumhouse in the wake of Get Out’s triumphant success.
Stay tuned for more on both as updates become available.