The first trailer has been released for a great movie called Mudbound. I had a chance to see the movie at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year and I thought it was an incredibly well-made movie. Netflix ended up buying it at the festival.
This is a very heavy film set during World War II in Mississippi and it centers around two rival families that are bound together by shared farmland. Things get very intense between these families, especially with the racial conflict at the time. This is truly an epic tale and a movie worth seeing. One thing that I like most about this movie is that it had an old-fashioned storytelling feel.
The movie was directed by Dee Rees and has a talented cast of actors that includes Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Jonathan Banks, and Mary J. Blige.
Mudbound is based on the 2008 book by Hillary Jordan and this is the full synopsis:
Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.
Mudbound follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face.
The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.
Mudbound hits Netflix on November 17.