Glenn Close is barely recognizable as she stars alongside Amy Adams in trailer for Hillbilly Elegy – Daily Mail

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Glenn Close is barely recognizable as she stars alongside Amy Adams in new trailer for Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy

She’s starred on stage and screen for more than four decades.

And Glenn Close is barely recognizable in the new trailer for Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy, which was released Wednesday morning.

The 73-year-old actress portrays an aged matriarch of a dysfunctional Appalachian family dealing with addiction through Amy Adams’ character, Bev.

Wow! Glenn Close is barely recognizable in the new trailer for Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy, which was released Wednesday morning

Wow! Glenn Close is barely recognizable in the new trailer for Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy, which was released Wednesday morning

Wow! Glenn Close is barely recognizable in the new trailer for Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy, which was released Wednesday morning

In the film, Glenn’s character Mawmaw must raise her young grandson J.D. Vance due to Bev’s battle with addiction.

‘I thought your mama was going to be alright,’ she tells the youngster in the opening scenes of the trailer. ‘Be happy.’

‘I know I could have done better,’ Glenn said as the scene cuts to Amy taking pills while the family rode together in the back of a limousine. ‘But you, you’ve got to decide if you want to be somebody or not.’

Tough: The 73-year-old actress portrays an aged matriarch of a dysfunctional Appalachian family dealing with addiction through Amy Adams' character, Bev

Tough: The 73-year-old actress portrays an aged matriarch of a dysfunctional Appalachian family dealing with addiction through Amy Adams' character, Bev

Tough: The 73-year-old actress portrays an aged matriarch of a dysfunctional Appalachian family dealing with addiction through Amy Adams’ character, Bev

'I've been doing real good, I just had a down month,' Bev tells her son. 'You know me, I always land on my feet'

'I've been doing real good, I just had a down month,' Bev tells her son. 'You know me, I always land on my feet'

‘I’ve been doing real good, I just had a down month,’ Bev tells her son. ‘You know me, I always land on my feet’

The story follows J.D. and his struggles with his mother as he seeks out a better life in another town, but is drawn back to his family.

‘I’ve been doing real good, I just had a down month,’ Bev tells her son. ‘You know me, I always land on my feet.’

J.D. remembers witnessing his mother in hysterics outside one afternoon and needing the assistance of a medical team.

'I told you that I would do better,' Bev screamed at her son

'I told you that I would do better,' Bev screamed at her son

‘I told you that I would do better,’ Bev screamed at her son

Rough: The story follows J.D. and his struggles with his mother as he seeks out a better life in another town, but is drawn back to his family

Rough: The story follows J.D. and his struggles with his mother as he seeks out a better life in another town, but is drawn back to his family

Rough: The story follows J.D. and his struggles with his mother as he seeks out a better life in another town, but is drawn back to his family

J.D. remembers witnessing his mother in hysterics outside one afternoon and needing the assistance of a medical team.

J.D. remembers witnessing his mother in hysterics outside one afternoon and needing the assistance of a medical team.

J.D. remembers witnessing his mother in hysterics outside one afternoon and needing the assistance of a medical team.

'You always say that; you're lying!' he screamed back

'You always say that; you're lying!' he screamed back

‘You always say that; you’re lying!’ he screamed back

'I know I could have done better,' Glenn said as the scene cuts to Amy taking pills while the family rode together in the back of a limousine

'I know I could have done better,' Glenn said as the scene cuts to Amy taking pills while the family rode together in the back of a limousine

‘I know I could have done better,’ Glenn said as the scene cuts to Amy taking pills while the family rode together in the back of a limousine

‘I told you that I would do better,’ Bev screamed at her son. ‘You always say that; you’re lying!’ he screamed back.  

A synopsis said: ‘J.D. Vance, a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale 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. 

‘J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev, who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw, the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.’

The Netflix film based on the novel of the same name will be released on Nov. 24. 

The Netflix film based on the novel of the same name will be released on Nov. 24

The Netflix film based on the novel of the same name will be released on Nov. 24

The Netflix film based on the novel of the same name will be released on Nov. 24

 

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