Freida Pinto Boards Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy

The director will also produce the project alongside Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder, while Vance and Julie Oh will executive produce. Advertising

The film’s story, described as a modern exploration of the American Dream, follows three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. Advertising

The project, which hails from Netflix stable, is based on the bestselling memoir of the same name by author JD Vance. Howard, best known for films such as A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code and Rush, will direct the film from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Pinto, who most recently featured in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, joins Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Haley Bennett and Gabriel Basso in the project. According to Variety, actors Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos have also boarded the cast. 0