Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams has landed on her next film, and in it she may be turning into a canine. Deadline reports Adams will star in Nightbitch, based on an upcoming novel by Rachel Yoder which Annapurna Pictures has already acquired.
The synopsis seems particularly of-the-moment given all of our forced domesticity in the time of coronavirus. Here’s how Yoder describes it on her website:
“In ‘Nightbitch,’ an unnamed woman and former artist, thrust into stay-at-home domesticity after the birth of her son, becomes worried she’s turning into a dog. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, easily dismisses her fears from hotel rooms. Meanwhile, the mother is forced to contend with the very real physical manifestations of her solitary anxiety, with only her two-year-old son for company. As her symptoms intensify, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Finally jolted to action after an impulsive and disastrous encounter with the family cat, she seeks a cure for her condition in an herbal multi-level marketing scheme, a group of mommies all inexplicably named Jen, and Wanda White, a mysterious academic specializing in ‘mythical ethnography.’”
Oh yeah, this shit is going to be weird. I love it.
The novel comes out in summer 2021, which means we won’t see the movie until some point after that. Adams, who hasn’t starred in a film since 2018’s Vice, has a couple of big ones on the way. She has Joe Wright’s eagerly-awaited The Woman in the Window, plus Ron Howard’s adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy. She will also be seen, probably for the last time, as Lois Lane in the Snyder Cut of Justice League. Remember that?