Amy Adams and fellow friend Emma Stone attended the opening night of the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival on Thursday night. Amy discussed her love of the crapf and her latest roles ahead of screenings at CineArts Sequoia theater, kicking off the 10-day festival.
Amy discussed motherhood (“Sounding out a word with my daughter last night before I had to do something… helping her learn how to read, that’s an amazing moment,” she said) and how her favorite sci-fi films helped her character in “Arrival,” during a pre-screening party at Mill Valley’s Outdoor Art Club.
“My first experience with science fiction was ‘E.T.,’” Adams said. “I always hold on to that – and I know it’s not as sophisticated but it’s such an intimate, human story about relationships.”
Looking ahead, locals also prodded Adams about her forthcoming project “Get It While You Can,” a biopic of San Francisco rock icon Janis Joplin.
“Here’s what I say about the Janis project: It’s sort of like, when Janis wants that to happen, it’ll happen,” she said. “I think she’s still a powerful force.”
Amy Adams as Giselle in “Enchanted”
Finally we got some news about the Enchanted sequel, rumoured titled as Disenchanted. Adam Shankman, director of Hairspray and Rock of Ages, is in negotiations to direct the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is hoping to get before cameras in 2017 and Amy Adams is expected to return for the sequel.
Adams starred as Giselle who is due to marry her Prince Charming (James Marsden) when she is plucked from her animated world and into the live-action world of New York City. There she encounters a lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who is due to marry someone totally wrong for him (Idina Menzel). The movie also featured Susan Sarandon as a Maleficent-style evil queen.
Sources say Disenchanted is set 10 years after the first movie, with Giselle finding herself questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.
Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams, left) and Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) attempt to scam an under cover agent in Columbia Picutres’ AMERICAN HUSTLE. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Every actor should have at least one good caper movie in their repertoire somewhere, and for Amy Adams that movie is American Hustle. This is that rare beast; a Hollywood film made with a top draw cast – Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner, all of whom are playing against type and at the height of their respective talents. There’s even a brief cameo appearance by Robert De Niro. They’re backed up to the hilt by a razor-sharp screenplay of dizzying black comedy co-written and shot by director David O. Russell, fresh from the success of Silver Linings Playbook, and also at the peak of his game. So let’s take a closer look at the result.
Sydney Prosser: [voice over] I was broke, fearless, with nothing to lose. And my dream, more than anything, was to become anyone else other than who I was.
A far cry from Giselle, the wide-eyed Disney princess of 2007’s surprise hit Enchanted, Amy here dips back into the murky world of con-artists she visited alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Spielberg’s 2002 biopic Catch Me If You Can, the story of notorious international fraudster Frank Abagnale, Jr.
In American Hustle though, the chicanery is pitched at a much lower key, for the lead characters inhabit less exotic spheres, and their actions, centered in New Jersey, are driven by desperation as much as they are by profit. The film sees Amy romantically partnered with Christian Bale; the two had worked together previously on The Fighter in 2010, also directed by David O. Russell.
Indiewire has published a video interview with Amy made during TIFF.
Which role will critics and Academy actors reward? I’m betting it’s smart sci-fi “Arrival” over artfully stylish “Nocturnal Animals.” But having two to choose from is a good thing, as Adams continues on to reprise Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” and the fairy-tale princess Elle in “Disenchanted.”
What’s next: Like her peers Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain, Adams wants to produce her projects. That includes TV showrunner Marti Noxon’s cable adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel “Sharp Objects” (2017, HBO), to be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, in which Adams plays an emotionally fragile reporter who returns to her hometown to report on the murders of two teenage girls.
According to the website Morning News USA, the cast and crew of Justice League is moving from London to another location – and it looks like new cast members are about to join them. The film is set to be released on November 17, 2017.
According to a recent official report, filming will take place in Westfjords, Iceland in October. The crew will be situated in Djúpavík village, the exact location of the movie set.
It has been confirmed that the hotel is expecting more than 200 crew members during their stay. Furthermore, it looks like a few actors rumored earlier as part of the movie have been confirmed.
According to the website, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jared Leto as The Joker will be part of the filming. Other celebrities include Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, Willem Dafoe and Julian Lewis Jones.
So far, aside from Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, other characters residing in the Atlantean world have been confirmed. Henry Cavill’s Superman was not mentioned, although Amy Adams is part of filming.
Julian Lewis Jones has been rumored to be Steppenwolf in the movie. Some fans suggested that the actor could be the Green Lantern. However, his role still remains a mystery.
Zack Snyder has casted other well-known actors from Iceland such as Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir and Salóme Gunnarsdóttir. It was confirmed that the actor will be playing minor roles in the DCEU movie. Justice League will be released on November 17, 2017.