Crews were in Middletown Monday, August 5 filming scenes for the upcoming "Hillbilly Elegy" movie.
The Netflix movie is a film adaptation of "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" that was written by J.D. Vance about growing up in Middletown and in Jackson, Ky. The memoir was a bestseller released in 2016.
"Hillbilly Elegy" is directed by Ron Howard (pictured) and will feature several major film stars that include Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF