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Amy Adams Joins Ron Howard's HILLBILLY ELEGY on Netflix

Six-time Academy Award Nominee and two-time Golden Globe Winner Amy Adams (Vice, Sharp Objects, upcoming: Woman in the Window) has joined the cast of HILLBILLY ELEGY.

The film comes from director Academy Award Winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Apollo 13). The screenplay will be written by Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water) based on the novel by J.D. Vance.

Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.

Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder for Imagine Entertainment are proudcing the film and Julie Oh, J.D. Vance will executive produce.

Amy Adams' first major role came in Steven Spielberg's 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Her breakthrough came in the part of a loquacious pregnant woman in the 2005 independent film Junebug. The 2007 musical Enchanted, in which she played a cheerful Disney Princess, was Adams' first major success as a leading lady. She followed it by playing naive, optimistic women in a series of films, including the 2008 drama Doubt. She subsequently played stronger female parts to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter(2010), and the psychological drama The Master (2012). In 2013 she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe.

She won two consecutive GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American HUSTLE (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keanein the biopic Big Eyes (2014). In 2016, she received acclaim for her leading roles in the Science fiction film Arrival and the thriller Nocturnal ANIMALS. Adams' stage roles include the Public Theater's revival of Into the Woods in 2012, in which she played the Baker's Wife.

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