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Glenn Close joins Ron Howard's Netflix film 'Hillbilly Elegy'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Veteran has boarded the cast of filmmaker Ron Howard's next directorial venture "Elegy".

The project, which hails from stable, is based on the bestselling memoir of the same name by JD Vance, the said in a statement.

Close, who was most recently nominated for an for her performance in "The Wife", joins in the movies.

The story follows Vance, a former Marine from southern and current Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he's tried to forget. He must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother (Adams), who's struggling with addiction.

Fueled by memories of his grandmother (Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, Vance comes to realize that to achieve his dreams, he must embrace his roots, the official synopsis of the film read.

Howard, best known for films such as "A Beautiful Mind", "The Da Vinci Code" and "Rush", will direct the film from a script by

The 65-year-old previously collaborated with 72-year-old Close on the 1994 comedy drama "The Paper".

Howard will also produce the project alongside and for Imagine Entertainment, while Vance and will executive produce.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 13:20 IST