True American: Texas-Set Tale after 9/11, to Star Amy Adams and Mark Ruffalo

Amy Adams, the five-time Oscar nominee, is in talks to star in the upcoming drama, The True American.

A deal has not yet closed, specifically regarding her promotion efforts on her upcoming HBO series, Sharp Objects, on which she is also a producer.

“Jackie” helmer Pablo Larrain is on board to direct, and Mark Ruffalo and Kumail Nanjiani are also in talks to co-star with Adams.

Based on the nonfiction book by Anand Giridharadas, “The True American” is set in Texas in the days after the 9/11 attacks.

It follows Rais Bhuiyan, 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 as he established himself in America, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker, self-proclaimed “Arab slayer” Mark Stroman, spared from execution.

Annapurna has been developing the film, and at one point, Kathryn Bigelow was to direct and Tom Hardy to star. After Bigelow left to direct “Detroit,” the project was in flux until Larrain’s attachment.

Annapurna topper Megan Ellison, Bigelow, Matthew Budman, and Juan de Dios Larrain will produce.

In 2016, Adams appeared in the Oscar-nominated “Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals,” and in 2017, she played Lois Lane in Justice League.

This year, she will be seen in “Sharp Objects,” which premieres this year, and “Backseat,” where she will portray Cheney’s wife, Lynn, opposite Christian Bale.

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