Amy Adams In Talks to Star in Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s ‘Dark Places’

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Amy Adams/Photo: CC/MingleMedia/Flickr

Amy Adams is a busy girl. Coming off the success of last year’s “The Muppets,” Adams has lined up quite a schedule for herself over the next two years.

This fall, Adams will star alongside Clint Eastwood in “Trouble with the Curve.” Additionally, in the Walter Sellers direction of “On the Road,” she’ll be part of a strong ensemble cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, and Kirsten Dunst. In Paul Thomas Anderson’s long-awaited follow up to “There Will Be Blood,” Adams will star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master.” She’ll also play Lois Lane in Zach Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” Adams has also been rumored for the next Spike Jonze project, and is set to star in and produce the film adaptation of Steve Martin’s novel, Object of Beauty.

As if all this weren’t enough, the latest news surrounding Adams is that she’s in talks to take the lead role in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, Dark Places. The film will be written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, who is coming off of his own success with the 2010 release “Sarah’s Key.”

If the title of the book is any indication, this is sure to be one of the darkest roles for Adams to date. Her character, Libby Day, was only seven years old when she witnessed the murder of her mother and two sisters. She survived only to testify against her older brother who was convicted and sent to jail for the murder. Twenty-five years later, Libby is forced to relive her tragic youth when a secret society of crime solvers hunts her down and questions her on details about the case.
Gillian Flynn’s third novel, Gone Girl, is due out next month. Gone Girl is another dark tale from the mind of Flynn, focusing on a deceit-filled marriage that takes a terrible turn. Although no news regarding a film has been released to date, perhaps Adams will find a home among Flynn’s troubled – and intriguing – leading ladies.