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Amy Adams In Talks To Star In Drama The True American

Amy Adams may have found her next project. Variety reports that the five-time Oscar nominee is in talks to star in the drama The True American, with Annapurna Pictures producing and Amazon Studios financing and distributing.

Sources say that the deal is still being worked out, as there are potential scheduling conflicts with publicity for Adams' upcoming HBO limited series Sharp Objects, which she stars in and produces. Adams also recently wrapped work on the Dick Cheney biopic Backseat, in which she will play Cheney's wife Lynne. Christian Bale and Steve Carell also star in the film, which was directed by The Big Short's Adam McKay.

True American is also based on a true story, detailed in the 2014 nonfiction book of the same name by Anand Giridharadas. The book is set in Texas in the tumultuous time after the Sept. 11 attacks. It focuses on Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and veteran of the Bangladesh Air Force who is targeted by an anti-immigrant killer. After narrowly making it out alive, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker Mark Stroman, who described himself as an "Arab slayer," spared from the death penalty.

The project has been in development for years, with Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow previously attached as the director. Jackie's Pablo Larrain is now on board to helm the project. Just days ago, The Tracking Board reported that The Big Sick's Kumail Nanjiani and Spotlight's Mark Ruffalo were also in talks to star, with Nanjiani playing Bhuiyan and Ruffalo playing Stroman. There is no word yet on who Adams would play.

Bigelow is still set to produce the picture, alongside Megan Ellison (Her), Matthew Budman (Detroit), and Juan de Dios Larrain (Jackie). The movie does not have a release date yet.