Amy Adams Wanted for Lead in American Remake of 'The Orphanage'

August 31, 2011
Source: Bloody Disgusting

The Orphanage / Amy Adams

We haven't heard much about the long gestating remake of the 2007 Spanish horror film The Orphanage since Mothman Prophecies director Mark Pellington stepped up to replace Larry Fessenden who stepped off as director. No new talent has been mentioned for the project since, but now Bloody Disgusting has word on who might step in front of the camera for the lead role. Apparently New Line recently talked with Amy Adams (Enchanted, The Fighter) about playing Laura, a woman who takes over the orphanage where she was raised, to open a home for disabled children. That's when things take a strange turn.

Laura's son begins playing with the same imaginary friend who haunted her when she was a child at the orphanage. The original film, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, evoked the suspense, horror and style of the producers early work like The Devil's Backbone, and honestly stands on its own feet as a solid foreign film just fine. If the remake has taken this long to get off the ground, maybe it's time to just pull the plug entirely. Of course, it would be interesting to see Adams take on a project like this, especially after her gritty turn in The Fighter. She may not even end up starring, nothing is confirmed yet, so it might not even matter. Would she be a good choice for this remake?

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  • Not at all. Actually, I was really hoping that the project was abandoned. I honestly don't understand the need to port movies to an English speaking audience beyond subtitling. What, foreigners won't understand the movie? Please.  Besides, the original was very good. Its hard to imagine another...
  • Also, the role of Laura needs to be played by a strong, confident woman. Not one that looks easily frightened. 
    • Armeetapus16
      have you seen The Fighter?
  • Diego_O
    There is NO NEED for this to exist!!... the original worked just fine for all international audiences... damn you Hollywood and your LACK of creativity >:(
  • TuftyTuoughGuy12
    Someone forgot that MARK PELLINGTON is set to direct this. Quit changing your story, Anderton.
  • Xerxexx
    There is no need for an American remake but what's done is done. Adams is enough for me to get excited.
  • Armeetapus16
    Well crud! Whatever, I don't care anymore. I'd hate this remake more, but I love Amy Adams too much
  • Spider
    This whole idea of a remake is terrible! The original flick is pretty creepy, awesome! Hollywood needs to leave it alone!
  • lossy
    For those that are complaining about Hollywood remakes, just don't go see them. The more money these remakes make, the more remakes there will be. 
  • Danny McGavin
    Love Amy Adams, very attractive and sexy.
  • She's always a good choice.
  • Moutchy
    Gee, they're really redoing EVERYTHING! So annoying!
  • POVguy
    WHY? WHY? WHYYYYYY? Are Americans that dumb, they need everything remade in their image? LEAVE IT ALONE ALREADY!
    • Xerxexx
      Don't put that blame on all of American. Hollyweird is hardly America.




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