Amy Adams is teaming with Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures to develop an adaptation of Rachel Yoder‘s upcoming novel Nightbitch. Adams will star in the film, which reportedly focuses on the absurd and feral truths of motherhood.
The plot is a darkly comedic story revolving around a former artist who is thrust into domesticity after the birth of her son, and quickly becomes increasingly worried that she may be turning into a dog.
That’s certainly a premise. If you’re wondering how the hell you haven’t heard of this book yet, it’s because Yoder’s novel won’t be published until next summer. But clearly Annapurna saw promise in the premise and won the film rights at an auction. Yoder will adapt her own book for the screen and also serve as an executive producer.
This project makes total sense for Adams, who has already starred in four previous Annapurna projects; Her, The Master, American Hustle, and Vice.
The latter three all earned her Oscar nominations. She has six in total and is arguably the most acclaimed contemporary actress yet to win the award. Maybe she can channel some of that frustration into Nightbitch.
This will probably be one of the more talked-about movies when it eventually arrives, whether it’s good or not, just because of that wacky premise.
Adams likely won’t have any anxiety about turning into a dog in her upcoming projects though, which are Joe Wright‘s thriller The Woman In The Window and Ron Howard‘s drama Hillbilly Elegy.