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Glenn Close Joins Amy Adams In Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

The adaptation of the popular memoir Hillbilly Elegy just added another acclaimed actor to its roster. Variety reported that Glenn Close, who most recently won several awards and was nominated for an Oscar for her film The Wife, has just been announced to star in the upcoming adaptation. It is currently unknown what role she will play.

 

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The popular memoir, released in 2016, details the upbringing of author J.D. Vance and his working class roots in both Kentucky and Ohio. From his difficult childhood dealing with abusive grandparents to his time at Yale Law School, Vance looks at the economic anxiety that has plagued him and many others over the years and offers sharp critiques on those who lack personal responsibility and work ethic.

 

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When the book was released, critics were divided on its approach to economic issues, with some feeling that the generalizations about certain groups of people weren’t warranted. Nevertheless, the book was acclaimed upon release. It became an important piece of literature during the 2016 election, with many pointing to it as an explanation for the surprising election results.

 

The adaptation of this book has a lot of talent behind it. Ron Howard is slated to direct, Amy Adams will star and Netflix will stream the movie.

 

 

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Glenn Close’s Empowering Golden Globes Speech Leaves Everyone in Tears

You can clearly see the shocking look on Glenn Close’s face when she wins a Golden Globe at Sunday night’s ceremony for best actress in a drama for The Wife.

 

 

“Women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us,” said Close. “We have our children. We have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.’”

 

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This speech resonated so much with the women in the audience, like Caitriona Balfe, Michelle Yeoh, who were bawling. The 71-year-old actress shared that she learned from her mother, who could not fulfill her own goals:

 

“I’m thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life, and in her 80s said to me, ‘I haven’t accomplished anything,’ she said about her mother who married eighteen-years-old and became the wife of a surgeon.

 

“And it was not right. You know when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw the early Disney films, and Hayley Mills, and I said, ‘I can do that,’ and here I am today. It would’ve been 45 years in September that I am a working actress and I cannot imagine a more wonderful life.”

 

 

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Glenn Close’s Empowering Golden Globes Speech Leaves Everyone in Tears

You can clearly see the shocking look on Glenn Close’s face when she wins a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for The Wife during Sunday night’s ceremony.

 

 

“Women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.’”

 

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Image Via Standard.co.uk (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

 

This speech resonated so much with the women in the audience, like Caitriona Balfe, Michelle Yeoh, who were bawling. The 71-year-old actress shared that she learned from her mother, who could not fulfill her own goals:

 

“I’m thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life, and in her 80s said to me, ‘I haven’t accomplished anything,’ she said about her mother who married eighteen-years-old and became the wife of a surgeon.

 

“And it was not right. You know when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw the early Disney films, and Hayley Mills, and I said, ‘I can do that,’ and here I am today. It would’ve been 45 years in September that I am a working actress and I cannot imagine a more wonderful life.”