First look at Netflix’s Southern epic ‘Mudbound’ (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 — Netflix has released the first trailer for Dee Rees’ upcoming drama Mudbound.

The film is set in Mississippi after World War II and tells the story of a black family and a white family and how they attempt to coexist. It stars Carey Mulligan, Jonathan Banks, Garret Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke and Rob Morgan.

The synopsis of the film reads: “Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. It follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Clarke), his wife Laura (Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband’s losing venture.

“Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Morgan, Blige) — sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — struggle bravely to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face. The war upends both families’ plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship that challenges the brutal realities of the Jim Crow South in which they live.”

Mudbound is set for release on November 17.

A screengrab from Netflix’s upcoming drama ‘Mudbound’.
A screengrab from Netflix’s upcoming drama ‘Mudbound’.

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