Amy Adams to Develop ‘Poisonwood Bible’ Adaptation for HBO Under New First-Look Deal

“Sharp Objects” actress launches production company, Bond Group Entertainment

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HBO is getting into business with Amy Adams, signing a first-look deal with the “Sharp Objects” star and her newly-launched production company, Bond Group Entertainment.

Under the just-announced deal, Adams will executive produce an adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel “Poisonwood Bible,” with Kingsolver writing the script alongside Anya Epstein.

The limited series follows Orleanna Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959. What follows is a suspenseful epic of tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction in the interlocked fates of one family and a newly independent African nation.

Adams will run Bond Group with her manager Stacy O’Neil, with Kathleen Clifford on board as vice president of TV development. Clifford comes from Starz, where she worked as director of original programming, covering development and current series including  “Vida,” “American Gods,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Black Sails,” and “Now Apocalypse.

Adams is coming off her starring role on HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects.” Over the weekend at SXSW, showrunner Marti Noxon teased a potential follow up: “Maybe there will be a sequel, maybe we’ll get to find out [more about Adora and Camille’s sister],” she told the crowd, according to a recap from The Observer. “Gillian and I have thoughts on it.”

Adams is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern, LLP and Narrative PR.