Netflix’s Mudbound has been collecting rave reviews for months now, as it made its way around the festival circuit. This second trailer will show you why.
The intense examination of the American south in the middle of the 20th century has an all-star cast and what looks to be an impressive scope. See for yourself:
Masterful filmmaker Dee Rees vividly captures the 1940s American South in the film Mudbound, based on the international bestselling novel by Hillary Jordan. The film, an adaptation co-written by Virgil Williams and Rees, is the timeless and timely story of two families – one black, one white – bound together by the farmland of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era.
A powerful ensemble cast including Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige and Rob Morgan portray the richly nuanced relationships between the McAllans and the Jacksons.
Rees commands a team of top craftspeople including a remarkable roster of female department heads – including cinematographer Rachel Morrison, editor Mako Kamitsuna, composer Tamar-kali, Oscar® nominee sound engineer Pud Cusack and makeup department head Angie Wells – to bring the past into the present and shine a light on a chapter of American history rarely seen on screen before.
Mudbound has gotten enough buzz to get a small theatrical release, a nice way for these Netflix films to work around the archaic Academy rules and vie for Oscar nominations. The cast is incredible, and the subject matter feels depressingly timely. It will debut on Netflix November 17.