Police blocked several sections of Central Avenue in downtown Middletown for filming of scenes for the "Hillbilly Elegy" movie Wednesday, August 7.
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 and will feature several major film stars that include Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF