From Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed feature narrative debut Pariah to her Emmy Award-winning Bessie, expectations are soaring high for the talented filmmaker. And with her latest feature already receiving extraordinary acclaim both from Sundance and as an Oscar contender, there’s no question that Mudbound should be on your radar.
Based on Hillary Jordan’s compelling novel Mudbound and set during the Jim Crow era in the rural South, the film follows the fate of two families – one black, one white – worlds apart. The cast includes Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Johnathan Banks, Garrett Hedlund, and Jason Mitchell.
Dee Rees could become the first black woman nominated for Best Director should Mudbound be received well among voters. The movie will debut on Netflix November 17th. Until then, watch the first trailer for Rees’ most high profile film to date, and witness firsthand why critics are raving: