Amy Adams has signed on to headline a feature film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel An Object of Beauty, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.
Best known as an actor and comedian, Martin has written several novels. An earlier one, Shopgirl, was brought to the screen in 2005 with Martin himself starring opposite Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. Published in 2010, Beauty is officially described as follows:
A captivating presence who naturally draws in everyone around her, Lacey Yeager appears on the New York art scene as a clever and funny young intern at Sotheby’s. With her charm, ambition, and questionable and sometimes illegal tactics, she climbs the cultural ladder, step by step, and moves from cataloging paintings to success in the labyrinthine and mysterious art world. Her knowledge of art and art collectors quickly grows, and the list of men she enchants and inevitably destroys grows right alongside it. Her rise to the highest tiers of the city’s social life parallel the soaring heights—and, at times, the dark lows—of the art world and the country from the early 1990s through today.
Adams, who will take the Yeager role, can be seen in 2013's Man of Steel as Lois Lane and is also expected to play Clint Eastwood's character's daughter in the soon-to-shoot Trouble with the Curve.