by admin   /   25.04.2018   /   0 Comments

VARIETY Amy Adams is set to star in the Fox 2000 film “The Woman in the Window” with Joe Wright directing.

Tracy Letts penned the screenplay with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.The pic is based on A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remains the biggest-selling adult fiction title of 2018. With more than one million copies sold in the United States, the novel has additionally topped the bestseller charts in multiple countries and is currently published in 38 languages.Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for Fox 2000.

Adams will next be seen starring in “Sharp Objects” for HBO, where she serves as an executive producer as well. She will also star as Lynne Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming Dick Cheney film opposite Christian Bale. Adams is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, WME, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

Wright’s most recent film is “The Darkest Hour,” which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture. The film won the Academy Award for best actor for Gary Oldman.

by admin   /   27.03.2018   /   0 Comments

VARIETY – Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming Annapurna Pictures drama “The True American,” sources tell Variety.

Sources tell Variety that Annapurna is still a producer, but will no longer finance the movie. It’s in talks with Amazon Studios to take over financing and distribution.

Insiders close to the situation say a deal has not yet closed and scheduling is still being worked out, specifically regarding her promotion efforts on her upcoming HBO limited series “Sharp Objects,” but that Adams wants this as her next film project. Adams is also a producer on “Sharp Objects” and considers the project a high priority, making her promotion on the HBO project a bigger commitment than a usual tour.

Annapurna could not be reached for comment.

“Jackie” helmer Pablo Larrain is on board to direct, and Mark Ruffalo and Kumail Nanjiani are also in talks to co-star with Adams.

With production on “Sharp Objects” and the upcoming Dick Cheney pic “Backseat” coming to a close, Adams had been weighing several projects, but it had always seemed like “The True American” was the frontrunner to be her next commitment.

Based on the nonfiction book by Anand Giridharadas, “The True American” is set in Texas in the days following the 9/11 attacks. It follows Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree that took the lives of two other immigrants. Employed at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker, self-proclaimed “Arab slayer” Mark Stroman, spared from execution.

Annapurna has been developing the film for some time, and at one point, Kathryn Bigelow was on board to direct and Tom Hardy was attached to star. After Bigelow left to direct “Detroit,” the project was in flux until Larrain’s attachment last April.

Annapurna topper Megan Ellison, Bigelow, Matthew Budman, and Juan de Dios Larrain will produce.

Following a busy 2016 that included the Oscar-nominated “Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals,” Adams took a bit of a break in 2017, only appearing as Lois Lane in “Justice League.” 2018 looks to be busier, including “Sharp Objects,” which premieres this year, as well as “Backseat,” where she will portray Cheney’s wife, Lynn. That movie also stars Christian Bale and is already expected to drum up awards attention.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the Amazon news.