Haley Bennett in Talks to Join Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Exclusive)
“The Girl on the Train” star Haley Bennett is in early talks to join Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Netflix’s adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by Ron Howard.Sources say a deal hasn’t closed yet and her schedule could pose conflicts, but Bennett and Netflix are determined to resolve whatever issues may arise.
Gabriel Basso is also on board to star.Based on J.D.
Vance’s bestselling memoir, the pic 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.“The Shape of Water” screenwriter Vanessa Taylor adapted the script, with Howard, Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder producing for Imagine Entertainment.
Julie Oh and Vance will executive produce.Imagine has been developing the movie since it acquired the rights in 2017.
Netflix boarded the project in
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