Netflix has released the first trailer for Dee Rees‘ much-anticipated follow up to her directorial debut Pariah, Mudbound. The film was Netflix’s highest profile acquisition from the Sundance Film Festival back in January and probably the second most talked about film after Call Me By Your Name.
The film is a period tale that follows Carey Mulligan as a mother trying to raise her children on the Mississippi Delta farm of her husband, when two young men return from the war to work on the land. One is her PTSD-troubled brother-in-law, the other is the eldest son of the black sharecroppers who battle the prejudices in the Jim Crow south.
The trailer above is superb and looks to be the epic film the glowing Sundance praise promised us, with Rees likely to become a household director after her previous film was acclaimed but underseen.
Mudbound also stars Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund. The film is co-written by Rees and Virgil Williams.
Netflix will be hoping this is the film to finally gain them some respect at major awards ceremonies. In a shift in strategy from their usual method, Mudbound will be released on all Netflix territories and select cinemas on Friday, November 17.