Hillbilly Elegy

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Status: Development As of April 10, 2017

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Imagine Entertainment won auction rights for J.D. Vance’s NY Times bestselling debut memoir Hillbilly Elegy.

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TBA | Biography Adaptation

Raised poor in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, OH, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, KY, J.D. Vance grows up among the working-class "hillbillies." After enlisting in the Marine Corps and servin... more

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Producers

Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Erica Huggins

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DIRECTOR

Ron Howard

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Storyline

Raised poor in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, OH, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, KY, J.D. Vance grows up among the working-class "hillbillies." After enlisting in the Marine Corps and serving in Iraq, Vance graduates from the Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He becomes a successful venture capitalist, contributes to the National Review and joins CNN as a political contributor.
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  • Based on J.D. Vance’s NY Times bestselling debut memoir of the same name.

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