Netflix might have finally struck cinematic gold. The streaming giant just released the trailer for Mudbound, a film they bought for $12.5 million at Sundance earlier this year – and it looks ready to rack up the awards.
Set in the Mississippi Delta after World War II, director Dee Rees’ civil rights drama follows two impoverished families – one black and one white – who are thrown into the racist dramas of the Jim Crow era. Not only does the preview give us harrowing images of Ku Klux Klan members and segregated buses, but it also shows off an all-star cast. Indeed, the screen is electrified by the notable performances of Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige and Garrett Hedlund.
Mudbound is set for release on Netflix this November 17. There is no theatrical release yet planned – but that could yet change. Stay tuned.