Amy Adams (Enchanted) is in negotiations to star opposite Ben Stiller in 20th Century Fox’s Night at the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian, says Variety.
The film kicks off when the artifacts from the Museum of Natural History are boxed up and sent to the archives at the Smithsonian in Washington. Adams will play an undetermined historical figure who has a crush on security guard Larry (Stiller).
Shawn Levy returns to direct the sequel, which has a U.S. release date set for May 22, 2009. Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon penned the screenplay, Scott Frank the most recent draft.
Levy’s 21 Laps is producing alongside 1492 Pictures. Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe will serve as producers. The studio is eyeing a May start date in Vancouver.