Amy Adams’ new production company gets first-look deal with HBO, adapting Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘Poisonwood Bible’

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Six-time Academy Award-nominated actor Amy Adams and her manager Stacy O’Neil are launching a new production company that has secured a first-look deal at HBO, Variety reports.

Called Bond Group Entertainment, the new company will have Kathleen Clifford work as vice president of TV development for the company. Clifford was previously the director of original programming for Starz and prior to that was at Grady Girl Productions, Legendary Entertainment and ICM.

The first project to be developed under the fledgling company’s first-look deal will be an adaptation of the celebrated Barbara Kingsolver novel “The Poisonwood Bible.” The story follows Orleanna Price, the wife of a fierce evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959.

“The Poisonwood Bible” was published in 1998 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction the following year.

Adams and O’Neil will executive produce, with Anya Epstein and Kingsolver set to write and executive produce.

The adaptation marks the second project Adams has produced, according to Variety. She previously executive produced and starred in recent HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. “Sharp Objects” was itself based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name.

Adams also was recently nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for her role in the 2018 film “Vice.”


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