It wasn't too long ago (2000 to be exact) that Amy Adams was starring in films like Cruel Intentions 2 and Psycho Beach Party. But ever since she appeared opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in a little Spielberg flick called Catch Me If You Can, her big-screen career has declared exactly that -- catch me if you can. In 2005, she was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for Junebug, she's landed a guest role on one of the hottest shows on television (The Office) and, with a few big films coming down the pipeline (Charlie Wilson's War, Enchanted, Sunshine Cleaning), Adams' stock is slowly rising. Now, The Hollywood Reporter tells us she's in talks for another major gig; this time starring opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the big-screen version of Doubt.
Based off John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play (which I never had a chance to see on Broadway, but heard wonderful things about), Doubt revolves around the stern principal (Streep) of a Bronx Catholic school in 1964 who brings charges of pedophilia against a popular priest (Hoffman). Adams will play the much-coveted role of a nun who is caught in the middle of the crossfire. Shanley, who hasn't helmed a film since the very awesome Joe Versus the Volcano (yes, it's been 17 years) will adapt and direct the film. This sucker has Oscar nods written all over it -- I mean, we have two Oscar-winning actors, an Oscar-nominated actress and an Oscar-winning writer (Moonstruck). That said, I wouldn't expect to see it in theaters until the fall of 2008 (with a possible premiere at one of next year's major film festivals).