Amy Adams in talks to star in The True American drama
Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Amy Adams (American Hustle, Arrival) is in talks to star in the upcoming Amazon drama The True American, Variety has confirmed.
Insiders say that Adams wants The True American as her next film project, but a deal has not yet closed and scheduling is still being worked out. Adams is currently promoting her upcoming HBO limited series Sharp Objects, where she plays Camille Preaker, a reporter who confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder. Adams also serves as a producer on the TV series.
The True American will be helmed by Pablo Larrain (Jackie) with Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Infinity War, Spotlight) and Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley) in talks to co-star alongside Adams.
The screenplay is based on the nonfiction book by Anand Giridharadas, set in Texas in the days following the 9/11 attacks. The story follows Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslin immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree that took the lives of two other immigrants. Employed at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker, self-proclaimed “Arab slayer” Mark Stroman, spared from execution.
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