Ron Howard will direct and produce an adaptation of J.D. Vance’s bestselling coming-of-age memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” for his Imagine Entertainment company.
Vance’s book explores growing up in the Rust Belt and the everyday struggles of America’s white working class as they navigate through drug addiction, and social and economic challenges.
Supported by his grandmother, Vance developed a deep appreciation for education that laid the foundation for him to rise out of poverty and its cultural restraints.
A writer has not yet been set, while Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins will produce.