Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
Amy Adams will make her first foray into producing with An Object of Beauty, Maven Pictures’ adaptation of the novel by Steve Martin. (Yes, that Steve Martin.) Adams will star as Lacey Yeager, an ambitious young woman climbing up the ranks of the art world. Over the course of fifteen years, she travels the world, acquires her own gallery, and beds a series of men, one of whom becomes a famous artist.
The three-time Oscar nominee has become known for playing sweet, innocent types in films like Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, and The Muppets, but The Fighter showed that she could play the tough girl as well. I haven’t read An Object of Beauty, but based on the description it sounds like another opportunity for Adams to show off her harder-edged side.
Adams is now gearing up to start shooting Robert Lorenz’ Trouble With the Curve, with Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake. She also has Man of Steel, The Master, and On the Road due out this year. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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But now, the changes in strategy that Beane and his team implemented are proven practice and it seems right to go back to where it all began. Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman, opens September 23 and the more I see from it – this new UK trailer for example – makes me realize, even though it wasn’t my first instinct, this was born to be a movie. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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Briefly: Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new film, the currently untitled religious drama formerly called The Master, is really picking up steam. The Weinstein Company picked up distribution rights to the project that is being financed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, and the casting process is in full swing.
The latest addition is Rami Malek (Breaking Dawn, The Pacific), who will play the son in law of Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s character. He joins a cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix as “an alcoholic drifter who becomes right-hand man and disciple” to Philip Seymour Hoffman. Amy Adams plays the wife of Hoffman’s character, and Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons and David Warshofsky are in the cast, too. The film will start to shoot later this month. [Variety]
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