PHOTOS: Crews, stars filming ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ movie in Middletown
Ron Howard is directing and producing the movie that was acquired by his production company, Imagine Entertainment. Variety reported that Netflix is paying $45 million to finance the film.
Lipschultz said no release date has been set for the movie but that it would be sometime in 2020.
The film features a cast including Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Gabriel Basso, Bo Hopkins, Haley Bennett, Amy Parrish, Helen Abel, Ethan Suess, Frieda Pinto, Sunny Mabrey, and Jesse C. Boyd.
Here are a few numbers about the “Hillbilly Elegy” movie:
$45 million: The amount Netflix paid to produce the movie.
2020: Anticipated release of the movie.
2016: Year when Vance's best selling memoir was published about his life growing up in Jackson, Ky. and Middletown.
150: The approximate number of people working on location in Middletown.
52: Number of shifts assigned for security by officers from Middletown, Franklin, Monroe, Springboro and Butler County Sheriff's Officers.
13: The number of combined Oscar nominations that have been received by actresses Glenn Close and Amy Adams, both who have yet to win an Academy Award.
4: The number of days of filming in Middletown of the 43 total days to film the movie.
2: Number of Academy Awards won by Ron Howard for Best Picture and Best Director in 2002 for "A Beautiful Mind."
0: Amount of money left in the Ohio Film Tax Credits fund when Netflix applied for funding earlier this year.
SOURCES: Previous news reports; IMDB website.