Amy Adams in talks to star in Pablo Larrain's The True American alongside Mark Ruffalo, Kumail Nanjiani

FP Staff

Mar 25, 2018 14:11:13 IST

Five-time Oscar nominated actor Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming drama The True American.

While Annapurna Pictures is producing the project, sources told Variety that they might not finance it. Deadline reports that Amazon Studios is being seen as a potential distributor.

Amy Adams. Twitter

Amy Adams. Twitter

According to the sources, a deal has not yet closed and scheduling is still being worked out, specifically regarding Adams' promotion efforts on her upcoming HBO limited series Sharp Objects, but she wants the film to be her next project.

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 non-fiction book by Anand Giridharadas, The True American is set in Texas in the days following 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.

Updated Date: Mar 25, 2018 14:38:15 IST