Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming drama “The True American” from Annapurna Pictures.
Scheduling is still being worked out relating to her promotional efforts on her upcoming HBO limited series “Sharp Objects,” which she also produced, however Adams wants this as her next film project.
Pablo Larrain (“Jackie”) helms the film which is set in Texas in the days following the 9/11 attacks. It follows Rais Bhuiyan (Kumail Nanjiani), a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree that took the lives of two other immigrants.
Employed at a Dallas-area convenience store, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker, self-proclaimed ‘Arab slayer’ Mark Stroman (Mark Ruffalo), spared from execution.
Annapurna was going to finance but is now in talks with Amazon Studios for them to take over financing and distribution. Annapurna will remain onboard in a producing capacity. Megan Ellison, Bigelow, Matthew Budman, and Juan de Dios Larrain will produce.