First Trailer for Southern Racial Drama ‘Mudbound’

Dee Rees’s Historical Drama

Netflix has premiered the first trailer for the Sundance hit Mudbound, the racially charged drama set in the rural American South during World War II and directed by Dee Rees (Pariah).

Based on the 2008 novel by Hillary Jordan, the film’s cast includes Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, and Mary J. Blige.

Netflix, who paid $12.5 million for Mudbound at Sundance, will release Rees’s historical drama on November 17. See the trailer below:

Dee Rees’s Historical Drama

Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, now battles the prejudice in the Jim Crow South.