Amy Adams has signed on to star in the Ron Howard-directed Hillbilly Elegy the high budget adaptation to J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir from Netflix. It's a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as a duty by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. The Shape Of Water co-writer Vanessa Taylor penned the script. Howard is the project with his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer and the company's Karen Lunder. Julie Oh is the exec producer. This news was first seen on variety.