What a fantastic cast this is shaping up to be. Not only is the next David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) film starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. – but now Jennifer Lawrence too! According to The Playlist, the actress has reteamed with David O. Russell for his untitled Abscam movie, aka American Bullshit. Penned by Eric Singer, the film will tell the true story of a famed financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams) who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner), who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. Lawrence will play Bale’s wife (faints), and while there’s still no word yet on C.K.’s part, it’s said to be a “key role.” The film is set to start filming next month for a presumed release date later this year (with this cast, perhaps in time for the awards season?).
The BAFTA’s took place last night in London and Amy looked flawless in her Ellie Saab Couture dress. Amy was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Master, but she lost out to Les Miserables‘ Anne Hathaway, but she was partying anyway at Loulou’s for the Wainstein Co. post-Bafta party. Check pictures in our gallery:
Amy Adams in Elie Saab HC F/W 2012:
Check back later for more pictures.
Last night Darren LeGallo, who is engaged to Amy Adams, launched the Nothing You Don’t Know exhibit at the Trigg Ison Fine Arts Gallery. The event was hosted by Amy herself, Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel. Darren‘s exhibit is being displayed until March 8 at the gallery.
Amy stopped by The Tonight Show last night to promote The Master and during her chat with Jay Leno she talked about how much she wanted to be the actual Lois Lane from the Superman movies, later realizing she probably gave Lois too much credit in the smarts department. Adams then wove her fangirl flag high by admitting to knowing all the words to Maureen McGovern’s “Can You Read My Mind?” which Margot Kidder was supposed to sing in the original, but was replaced by a voiceover at director Richard Donner’s discretion.
You can watch this moment – and the whole interview as well – below, plus screen captures in our gallery.
The latest issue of People magazine features tons of Oscar nominees in their Academy Awards portfolio – Amy Adams included! She looks stunning as she poses on a ladder trying to cut out a… giraffe (?) from a big bush. Truly a funny but gorgeous picture. She talks about the character that got her the Oscar-nom, Peggy Dodd, in The Master and what made her play the the part. She also reveals the moment she realized she wanted to become an actor: when she saw Olivia Newton-John kiss John Travolta in Grease!
Be sure to click on the preview to the left to see the magazine scan in high-quality.
Once again, Time has published their list with the Oscar 2013 Great Performances and Amy is one of them. For this year’s Great Performances portfolio, TIME asked fashion photographer Paola Kudacki to take portraits of 11 actors, all of whom appeared in 2012 films that captured key moments in history, and several of whom portrayed real-life people. You will find a beautiful portrait, the video interview and screencaptures added to our site.
Performance: Peggy Dodd in The Master (Oscar nomination, Best Supporting Actress)
“We were a society in transition,” says Adams of The Master’s postwar setting. “Women were given responsibility in wartime, and then it was back to the kitchen and take care of your man. The perception of what was available to women in that era was so different.”
Deadline is reporting that Amy Adams has stepped down the Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places adaptation.
It looks like Gillian Flynn is Hollywood’s hot new author. Even though she’s only written three novels to date, “Gone Girl” has David Fincher kicking the tires on the director’s chair, “Sharp Objects” is brewing over at Blumhouse (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious”) and “Dark Places” has already attracted the attention of Amy Adams. And while the actress has moved on from the developing movie, a no less talented name may be taking her place.
Deadline reports that Charlize Theron is now circling the lead role. [Source]
I have added to our video archive some videos of Amy on Santa Barbara International Film Festival, while accepting the Cinema Vanguard Award.
Amy answered questions about her life and career during a 90-minute interview with moderator Pete Hammond before she was presented with her award. She later acknowledged, though, that she has “horrible stage-fright,” which cannot have been helped by the fact that the audience consisted not only of roughly 2,000 festivalgoers, but also her Master writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson and co-star/fellow Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix.
Eventually, Anderson, who doesn’t attend many awards ceremonies, came out to share a few words about Adams and then present her with her award. He noted that she is a timeless sort of actress who would have fit in perfectly in a classic film from, say, 1947 — something she had disputed earlier in the evening, joking, “My mouth is crooked and they would never have accepted me in that era” — and he provoked laughter from her and everyone else by insinuating that she is a drug addict and adding, in a reference to a scene in The Master that was lost on some audience members, that she is the person to go to “if you ever want a handjob delivered with maximum efficiency.”
In accepting her award Adams said, “I didn’t expect tonight to be what it was. [source]