Amy Adams (Junebug) is in negotiations to star in mystery-thriller Dark Places, a big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2009 novel of the same name, Variety has reported.
The actress, who has been nominated for three Academy Awards, will play Libby (Adams), a woman who, twenty five years after surviving the massacre of her family, is confronted by a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes.
Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) is attached to write and direct, with Hugo Productions acting as producer and financier.
Dark Places will be touted to distribution studios at the upcoming 65th Cannes Film Festival, where Adams will be present promoting her latest film, the long-delayed coming-of-age tale On The Road.
Adams, who has been busy since her buzz-worthy role in Junebug propelled her into the limelight, has a further two films due out this year: the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed The Master and Robert Lorenz’ directorial debut Trouble With The Curve.