Amy Adams is justifiably in demand. She’s got The Fighter coming up in which she’ll appear opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and is shooting and/or prepping parts in On the Road and the Janis Joplin biopic Get it While You Can. And now three more pictures are vying for her attention. Chief among them is Jason Segel’s new Untitled Muppet Movie.
EW says that Adams is in talks for a role in the Untitled Muppet Movie, formerly The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time, and that the part seems to be the most solid opportunity. She’d certainly work great opposite Segel and Muppet alike, and should she be pushed to perform songs written by Segel, her work in Enchanted amply demonstrates that she’d be on familiar ground.
But there’s competition from Cameron Crowe, who wants Adams for his adaptation of We Bought a Zoo, in which she’d appear opposite Matt Damon. (Damon is “Benjamin Mee, a recently widowed man who buys a dilapidated zoo as a condition of purchasing a beautiful country estate.”)
And then there is Alex Kurtzman’s Welcome to People, which just booked Chris Pine as the male lead. That’s Kurtzman’s directorial debut, written with creative partner Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert. It’s about “Sam (Pine) who loses his father to cancer only to learn that he was hiding a secret family.” Amy would be Sam’s half-sister, ” a struggling single mother and a recovering alcoholic” to whom Sam has to deliver a large inheritance