If Amy Adams doesn’t win the Emmy this year for “Sharp Objects,” fear not — she might get another shot pretty soon. The six-time Oscar nominee is developing the Barbara Kingsolver novel “The Poisonwood Bible” into a limited series at HBO, where she’s inked a first-look deal, HBO announced Tuesday.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction in 1999, “The Poisonwood Bible” follows a missionary family led by matriarch Orleanna Price that moves to the Kilanga village in the Belgian Congo in 1959 at a time of tremendous political unrest. It’s unclear if Adams plans to star in the series as well, as she did with “Sharp Objects,” but she will executive-produce alongside her manager and production partner Stacy O’Neil. Kingsolver and Anya Epstein (“The Affair”) are slated to write and executive-produce.
“The Poisonwood Bible” is the first project under Adams’ newly established Bond Group Entertainment production company, which she founded with O’Neil.
This will mark Adams’ second time producing. She executive-produced and starred in HBO’s “Sharp Objects” last year, for which she earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations and won a Critics’ Choice Award (in a tie with Patricia Arquette from “Escape at Dannemora”). She’s currently in second place in our Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress Emmy odds; “Sharp Objects” is also in second in our Best Limited Series odds.
Over the weekend at SXSW, “Sharp Objects” showrunner Marti Noxon teased a possible second season of “Sharp Objects,” which was based on Gillian Flynn‘s novel, but did not mention if Adams would be involved. “Maybe there will be a sequel. Maybe we’ll get to find out [more about Adora and Camille’s sister],” Noxon said. “Gillian and I have thoughts on it.”
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