WATCH: Netflix Set to Release Earthshaking Drama, Mudbound

Netflix is really stepping up its originals game. Mudbound is a period piece set in the post-war Mississippi Delta that focuses on two families, one White and one Black, struggling to make their way on a shared piece of land (hence the title). The Black family experiences the Jim Crow South, including sharecropping, the KKK, and segregation while the White family is transitioning to the harsh region after moving from uppitty Memphis.
The film is helmed by Dee Rees, the Black woman director of Pariah and HBO’s Bessie. Mudbound is her latest effort, and it premiered earlier this year at Sundance to a standing ovation. Mary J. Blige has a main role in this film and it is likely going to be a breakout performance for the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Jason Mitchell, the actor that played Eazy-E in the 2015 hit Straight Outta Compton, is also a lead. His character returns from fighting in the war only to find that his service did nothing to earn him equal rights. Mudbound has a current score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and hits screens (day and date for both limited theaters and streaming on Netflix) November 17, 2017.
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