HBO’s Amy Adams-starring miniseries Sharp Objects is set to be released this July and last night, during the premiere of WestWorld second season, a teaser trailer has been released.
Based on the novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects stars Adams as Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri to investigate a gruesome double murder. But she’s fresh out of a mental hospital herself, and her half-sister Amma seems to think Camille might be having visions of the undead. As the local police chief warns Camille’s mother about her daughters, “one of them is dangerous, and the other one’s in danger.”
The supporting cast is stacked, with Six Feet Under‘s Patricia Clarkson as Camille’s mom and Mindy Project alum Chris Messina as a local detective. Plus, Big Little Lies fans, take note: Director Jean-Marc Vallée, who won an Emmy for helming BLL, is behind the camera here.
Amy Adams will be on ATX Festival to present Sharp Objects in June.
ATX Television Festival scored big when it announced the premiere of HBO’s adaptation of Sharp Objects, the latest onscreen conversion of a work by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Now the star/executive producer, five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, has booked her ticket and will be flying to Austin for the opening night screening.
She’s not coming alone: aside from Flynn, she’ll be joined by director/executive producer Jean-Marc Vallée, showrunner/executive producer Marti Noxon, and the irrepressible Jason Blum, head of Blumhouse and responsible for a big chunk of your favorite horror films, plus (with Whiplash and Get Out) no stranger to Oscars himself.
ATX Television Festival runs June 8-10. For more info and announcements, see our ATX TV page
Our gallery has finally been updated with screen captures of Amy’s scenes as Lois Lane in Justice League! They were taken from the blu-ray version of the movie, which you can buy on Amazon, Best Buy and iTunes.
Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming Annapurna Pictures drama ‘The True American’, according to Variety. Annapurna will be produce the movie, but no finance it. Amazon Studios are in talks to take over financing and distributing it.
“Jackie” helmer Pablo Larrain is on board to direct, and Mark Ruffalo and Kumail Nanjiani are also in talks to co-star with Adams.
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.
Hello, stranger! After some weeks, we’re back at work here on Amy Adams Fan. Sorry for the lack of updates, unfortunately real life kicked in and besides work and health issues, I wasn’t able to give attention to the site. But this ends now!
Our gallery was updated with the latest events Amy has attended in March (Academy Awards related). Enjoy them!
Hello, friends! Finally we have some (late) updates to do!
Last week Amy attended (in a very stealth way) the Producers Guild Awards. We didn’t have many pictures unless one of her alongside Batman v Superman’s director Zack Snyder (that was nominated for Wonder Woman).
This Saturday, she attended the 2018 G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala. Margot Robbie was honored by the Australian entertainment community with an Excellence In Film Award and Amy presented her the award.
We finally have those pictures updated in our gallery. Enjoy!
2017 is coming to its end and then I decided to put together, once again, a summary of Amy’s professional activities this year.
We started with Amy collecting the accolades for the amazing year she had in 2016 with Arrival and Nocturnal Animals.
The first event she attended was in January 3rd. She stepped out at the 2017 Palm Springs International Awards Gala, to receive the Chairman’s Award for her work in Arrival. Two days later, she attended the National Board of Review, again as winner. On the next day, she attended a W Magazine celebration for the Best Performances Portfolio which she was included. Again, the day next, she attended the AFI Awards Gala.
The awards season got busy, with Amy attending the Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, SAG Awards, Directors Guild, Producers Guild… Amy was nominated in the every single awards BUT the Academy’s, which still infuriates me. This didn’t prevent her to attend, and presenting the Best Adapted Screenplay to Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
The current issue of Entertainment Weekly (on stands this Friday) brings the first official look of Sharp Objects.
Camille and her mother, Adora — the women at the center of Gillian Flynn’s 2006 debut novel, Sharp Objects — have a relationship so toxic they should be reported to poison control.
In the eight-episode adaptation developed by Marti Noxon (UnREAL) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies, Wild), their venomous connection only grows more potent when Camille (Amy Adams), a crime reporter fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Mo., to investigate the murders of two little girls. The assignment lands her back in her childhood home under the critical eye of picture-perfect small-town socialite Adora (Patricia Clarkson), which forces Camille to confront personal demons, including spoiled half sister Amma, played by Eliza Scanlen.
Like Flynn’s other novels, Dark Places and Gone Girl — which have both been adapted into films — Sharp Objects has no shortage of disturbing twists, but the author says this book most needed the extra TV screen time. “I was really nervous it would just turn into a horror movie and lose a lot of the nuance,” she explains. “The mystery is as much about who Camille is and what happened in this town as it is about the murders.”
Diving into the unsettling world of Wind Gap hasn’t been easy on the actors, either. “I think it’s been a burden for [Amy] to carry that character,” Noxon admits. The same goes for Clarkson, who calls Adora “the beauty and the beast,” before adding, “It’s a very brutal part and one that can take a toll on you.” Like mother, like daughter — off camera, at least.
Diane Lane visited the Today Show earlier this week, and during her appearance they presented a new clip featuring Martha Kent and Lois Lane. Martha is paying Lois a visit for a coffee at The Daily Planet, and you can watch it below:
Also some new promotional images have been released and finally some with our favourite reporter.
Amy Adams was honoured last night at the American Cinematheque Awards in Los Angeles. Accompanied by husband Darren LeGallo and her family, she was looking stunning in a Andrew Gn Spring 2018 gown.
“Sometimes, I question being an actress,” she said as she picked up the 31st American Cinematheque Award at the Beverly Hilton tonight, “Am I doing enough?”
“What do you get out of movies?
This time, I asked my seven-year old daughter, ‘What do movies mean to you?’ She told me, ‘I like movies because they allow my imagination to grow and make me feel like I’m dreaming even though I’m awake.
So I want to thank all off you for allowing me to live my dream even though I’m awake.
Watch her speech below:
On tap to laud Adams were Tom Hanks, Kristen Stewart, Justin Timberlake, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Messina, Michael Shannon, Denis Villeneuve and Natalie Portman.
Villeneuve said during his speech about the actress, “You’re suppose to roast at these events. I don’t know how to do that, but you don’t roast angels.”
Julie and Julia and HBO’s Sharp Objects co-star Chris Messina called Adams a “Babe Ruth” of actors “able to see something that no one else could see” just like the ballplayer when he stepped up to the plate.” He regaled the crowd with an experience over the summer when they were shooting a scene for Sharp Objects in a 100-degree diner in the valley. The steamy atmosphere was ideal for the fight scene they had to perform. However, after a few takes, Adams went to the monitor, studied her performance, and “pointed at the monitor. She wanted to do another take. It reminded me of when Babe Ruth would point to the bleachers,” said Messina. Adams called “Messy” Messina “Family. Working with you brought out the most genuine part of my spirit.”
Her Nocturnal Animals co-star Jake Gyllenhaal also delivered heartfelt praises earlier in the night, that her canon “is a mind-bending study in versatility” with roles such as a “bio-hazard single mother, a bad ass bar maid, a neurotic blogger, a starlet and a nun.”
“People sometimes presume that when someone is at the top of their game, that they’re a total nightmare. Amy is the opposite, instead she’s a wonderful person,” said Gyllenhaal, “In short, we’re honoring a unicorn, a virtuoso talent with serious chops.”
For Justin Timberlake who worked with Adams in Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With the Curve, she is a “karaoke monster” who “bullied me into singing ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin” while hey were shooting the film in Atlanta, GA. “Quite frankly, I will sing with you anytime. But next time, I’m choosing the god damn song. I have a history with Disney, there’s a whole PTSD,” joked Timberlake. Adams said that Timberlake equally is also a karaoke beast. Recalling their experience, Adams said “There may have been a dance. The tequila part (of the story) was true.” She extolled Timberlake for his excellent work ethic.
Portman never worked with Adams, but is still waiting for “the perfect buddy comedy” to come along for them. Portman said that she “traveled with Amy on the campaign trail” meaning the awards season track. “During these interviews that get repetitive, Amy said something that it was difficult to be an actress because you have to have a thick skin because of all things people say about you, but you have to have a thin skin and be vulnerable when you’re working. She maintains that incredible vulnerability when I see her,” said the Black Swan Oscar winner who balled throughout Arrival when she was five months pregnant last year. It was through Mike Nichols that the duo became acquainted with each other.
Hanks, who worked with Adams on Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can and Nichol’s Charlie Wilson’s War, said that when Adams first appeared as Brenda Strong in Spielberg’s caper, “The local 50 guys asked who is that woman playing Brenda Strong? Where did she come from? What food did they feed her as a child to become Brenda Strong? She’s a vision. She’s a plane so stellar that telescopes are needed.” Hanks recounted Adams’ path from dinner theater, to landing her first film role in 1999’s Drop Dead Gorgeous which encouraged the actress to move to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career.
Adams in her speech remembered how she never wanted to mess up a line in front of Hanks because he was a role model. During production on Charlie Wilson’s War, the sound production assistant had to move Adams’ mic, “because my heart was pounding so loud” said the actress; she was that nervous about potentially flubbing up in front of Hanks.
And while Stewart and Adams shared a small scene in a country house in Walter Salles’ On the Road, it was akin to a little-big sister relationship for the Twilight actress. But for Adams, “I was lactating through my dress. She was cool, just smoking and I’m trying to be cool with the young girls while I’m lactating” joked the actress.
You can find in our gallery several pictures from the event. And below, a moment with the tweets (videos included) made during the live ceremony.
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