Amy Adams Set to Star in Nightbitch 

Oscar-nominee Amy Adams will star in the upcoming “darkly comic neo-horror” film, Nightbitch.

Marielle Heller is set to write and direct the film, which is based on the acclaimed debut novel, written by Rachel Yoder. Variety quotes the synopsis as follows: Adams will play a woman who is “thrown into the stay-at-home routine of raising a toddler in the suburbs, who slowly embraces the feral power deeply rooted in motherhood, as she becomes increasingly aware of the bizarre and undeniable signs that she may be turning into a canine.”

Nightbitch is currently in pre-production. Production is set to begin in Los Angeles this September. The film will stream as a Hulu Original in the U.S. with additional release plans to be announced.

Adams will also serve as a producer with Stacy O’Neil via their Bond Group production banner, with Megan Ellison, Heller, Anne Carey, Adams, O’Neil, Christina Oh, Adam Paulsen, and Sue Naegle, with Sammy Scher and Havilah Brewster executive producing. Heller and Brewster will produce via their Defiant By Nature production banner.

A close up of a woman holding binoculars as she looks at something in the distance.
Amy Adams in The Woman in the Window (2021).

Variety quotes Heller: “Rachel Yoder‘s book took my breath away […] I haven’t felt this way about a book since I read The Diary of a Teenage Girl many years ago. Rachel’s darkly hilarious tale of motherhood and rage made me feel seen. And adapting it with Amy Adams in mind has been the thing that has kept me going through the pandemic.”

Heller added, “I am so thrilled to be bringing this movie to life with wonderful partners in Anne Carey, Annapurna Pictures, and Searchlight. It is a dream come true.”

Heller is a writer, director, and actress. Her previous directing credits include the films The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). Her acting credits include The Queen’s Gambit (2020). 

Adams’ next role will be in Disenchanted, the sequel to the 2007 Disney fantasy hit Enchanted in which Adams stars as Giselle, an animated Disney princess transported into the real world in New York City.

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