Amy Adams Heads to Some 'Dark Places' for New Thriller Adaptation
The lovely and talented Amy Adams will soon be best known to audiences as Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman film Man of Steel, but the generally perky actress has just signed on for a movie that will take her far from Metropolis and closer to Smallville (geographically, anyway). Deadline reports that Adams will play the lead in Dark Places, a story about a young girl in Kansas who survives a massacre of her family, testifies against her brother as the murderer, and is visited 25 years later by a secret society that claims her brother is innocent. Somehow, reliving the incident is the only way to find out the real truth.
The film will be written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, who made waves with his WWII-era film Sarah's Key back in 2010. Dark Places is based on Gillian Flynn's best-selling 2009 novel, and has elements of the Satanic cult scare that tore through America in the 1980s. Sounds like it could share some similarities to the real-life story of the West Memphis 3 (chronicled in the excellent documentary West of Memphis), and the upcoming film Devil's Knot based on that story. I'm definitely excited to see what Adams can do with a more overtly dramatic role again after seeing her bubbly personality on full display in The Muppets.