Amy Adams has proven her mettle in everything from drama to comedy, with Hollywood falling over itself to offer her roles as one of the most versatile young actresses around. Now Deadline reports that she’s in talks to star in an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Dark Places, which Gilles Paquet-Brenner will direct.
Assuming that Adams signs on, she’ll play Libby Day, a woman plagued by the violence she witnessed as a child. 25 years after testifying that her brother slaughtered their mother and sisters, her account is called into question by a bizarre batch of hobbyists called The Kill Club, who independently investigate curious crimes for their own macabre amusement. Revisiting the figures and places of her perilous past, Libby discovers the dark truth behind the night her mother died.
It could make for an interesting film, and the sort of thing Adams could do well.