Deadline reports that Adams will star in the thriller "Dark Places." Based on the book by Gillian Flynn, the story follows Libby Day (Adams) who witnesses her family get murdered as a teenager, and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. 25 years later, Libby is brought before the secretive Kill Club who want to uncover the truth about what happened. We Need To Talk About Libby? Anyway, we hope there is more to it than the pulpy premise, but the hire of Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the man behind the sleeper "Sarah's Key," to direct the movie (he also penned the script), is a step in the right direction.
No word yet on where this will fall on Adams schedule, as she also signed on in recent months to the adaptation of Steve Martin's "An Object Of Beauty." But it's another interesting choice from an actress who is fascinating to watch, no matter what she's in. And given her choices of late, we're curious to see what she sees in the material here.