Hollywood coming to Middletown for “Hillbilly Elegy” filming

Local News
Hillbilly Elegy Ohio CIty

FILE – This April 30, 2019 photo shows filmmaker Ron Howard posing for a portrait in New York. The Ron Howard-directed movie “Hillbilly Elegy” will film for a few days in the Ohio city where most of the book is set. Andy Lipschutz of the movie production company says some 125 people will be involved in shooting that begins Aug. 5 in Middletown, Ohio. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Ron Howard-directed movie “Hillbilly Elegy” will film for a few days in the Ohio city where most of the book is set.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that Andy Lipschutz of the movie production company says some 125 people will be involved in shooting that begins Aug. 5 in Middletown. Middletown native J.D. Vance wrote the 2016 best-selling, colorful memoir about growing up in a struggling family. He was interviewed often that year for insights about white working-class people who supported Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Howard made multiple visits to the steel-mill city some 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) southwest of Dayton. Stars Glenn Close and Amy Adams were also spotted with him as he scouted locations for the Netflix movie.

Most of the movie is being filmed in Georgia.

Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.

news-app-download-apple-350x50 news-app-download-android-350x50

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Back to School Stories

More Back to School
Tornado Recovery

Latest Video on WDTN.com

More Latest Video

Only on WDTN.com | Phil Wiedenheft

More profile-65422

Trending Stories

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS