Netflix might have finally struck cinematic gold. The streaming giant just released the trailer for Mudbound, a film they bought for $12.5 million at Sundance earlier this year, and it looks ready to sweep the Oscars.
Set in the Mississippi Delta after World War II, the civil rights drama follows two impoverished families--one black and one white--who are thrown into the racism of the Jim Crow era. Not only does the preview showcase tense images of Klu Klux Klan members and segregated buses, but it also gives a preview of the all-star cast that director Dee Rees brought together for the film. Everyone from Jason Clarke and Carey Mulligan to Mary J. Blige and Garrett Hedlund star in the period drama.
Mudbound is set for release on Netflix on November 17 and has no theatrical release planned, though that could change as the streaming company makes their inevitable push for a coveted Academy Awards statue (or three).