Watch the first trailer for 'Mudbound,' Netflix's gritty Oscar contender about racial injustice

Mudbound trailerNetflixCarey Mulligan in ‘Mudbound.’

Netflix released the first trailer for Dee Rees’ dark new film “Mudbound” on Wednesday.

“Mudbound,” starring Oscar-winner Carey Mulligan, follows the lives of two families (one white, one black) struggling in the impoverished Mississippi Delta post-WWII. 

After being sold to Netflix for $US12.5 million at Sundance, “Mudbound” has received a lot of Oscar buzz. Netflix is going to be pushing a big Oscar campaign for the film, and should “Mudbound” receive any nominations this will be the first time that Netflix gets one for a narrative film (versus a documentary).

Additionally, if Rees gets a nod for best director she would be the first black woman to ever receive the nomination.

The trailer for “Mudbound” brings audiences right into the thick of the Jim Crow era, featuring the Klu Klux Klan, segregated buses, and the overwhelming racial tensions of the period. The trailer also gives a little insight into the lives of two men suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in WWII.

From the trailer this appears to be a dark, gritty, and suspenseful film. The film will be released on Netflix, and in select theatres November 17.

You can watch the trailer for “Mudbound” here:

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