The new film from director Marielle Heller has been acquired by Searchlight Pictures. The project is Annapurna’s Nightbitch, an adaptation of the Rachel Yoder novel of the same name. The movie, dubbed as a “darkly comic neo-horror” will star Amy Adams.

The logline describes Adams’ character as a woman “thrown into the stay-at-home routine of raising a toddler in the suburbs, who slowly embraces the feral power deeply rooted in motherhood, as she becomes aware of the bizarre and undeniable signs that she might be turning into a canine.”

Heller, who most recently directed the Mister Rogers film A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, and had a series of regular acting role in The Queen’s Gambit, told Variety, “Rachel’s darkly hilarious tale of motherhood and rage made me feel seen. And adapting it with Amy Adams in mind has been the thing that has kept me going through the pandemic.”

Heller has written the film’s screenplay and it will reportedly be entering the pre-production phase shortly. Filming will take place in September in Los Angeles, and is going to debut as a Hulu Original along with other release plans yet to be established.

Adams is also set to appear in The Glass Menagerie in her first appearance at a West End theatre, and will be collaborating with Adam McKay for the second time since Vice in the upcoming miniseries Kings Of America. She also has a production company of her own that will be filming an adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver‘s novel The Poisonwood Bible for HBO

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