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Amy Adams developing The Poisonwood Bible at HBO as part of new deal


Story by Jack Foley

AMY Adams is developing an adaptation of The Poisonwood Bible at HBO, as part of a first-look deal she has signed with the cable channel.

The Sharp Objects star and executive producer and her manager, Stacy O’Neil, have launched production company Bond Group Entertainment and signed a first-look deal with the premium cable outlet.

Wasting no time, their first project is an adaptation of the 1998 novel, which tells the story of Orleanna Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959.

What follows is described as a suspenseful epic of tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction in the interlocked fates of one family and a newly independent African nation.

Anya Epstein (The Affair, Homicide: Life on the Street) has already been appointed to write the adaptation.

Adams, a six-time Oscar nominee, earned Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for Sharp Objects, her critically-acclaimed first project with HBO.

She follows several high profile Hollywood A-list actresses in making a big commitment to the small screen, following Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, all of whom are continuing to pursue projects with cable TV providers.