Shopgirl director finds new muse in Amy Adams
Perhaps that project Anand Tucker announced recently—The Danish Girl with Nicole Kidman playing a transsexual—was a bit too heavy for his liking. While he's still attached to the project, Tucker's announced he's in talks to direct another picture that's, shall we say, a bit more commercial.
Tucker's in negotiations to direct Amy Adams in Leap Year, a romantic comedy where the plucky redhead will play a woman who jets off to Dublin on Feb. 29 with the intention of proposing to her boyfriend. Why Feb. 29? According to Irish tradition, a man who is proposed to on a Leap Day must say yes. Can't Hardly Wait and Made of Honor scribes Harry Elfont and Deb Kaplan are responsible for the script.
The project isn't necessarily a departure for Tucker, considering he also directed the 2005 May-December romance, Shopgirl (with Steve Martin and Claire Danes). He also has the thriller Nineteen Eighty-Three, with Lord of the Rings' Sean Bean and Vicky Cristina Barcelona's Rebecca Hall, due next year.
Adams, meanwhile, will next be seen holding her own against such acting heavyweights as Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the explosive drama Doubt. Streep and Adams, incidentally, will reunite next year for Julie & Julia, an adaptation of Julia Powell's bestselling memoir detailing the year she tried to cook all of the 524 recipes in renonwed chef Julia Child's cookbook. Streep will, of course, play Child, allowing her to try on another accent for size (Child was raised in New England, but lived in France for a number of years).
Adams has Sunshine Cleaning and the Night at the Museum sequel, the latter of which she'll play Amelia Earhart, also due next year. A film with Noah Baumbach is still in development.
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