Amy Adams Considering Roles In Muppet Movie And Two Others

By Katey Rich 2010-10-04 13:13:31discussion comments
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Amy Adams has seemed a little MIA lately, as she followed up her January turkey Leap Year with the birth of her first child in May-- enough to make anyone take a breather from the public eye, I'd think. But with her next film The Fighter hitting theaters later this year Adams is ready to pick up where she left off, and apparently has three big roles to consider. According to Entertainment Weekly she's eyeing starring roles in the Jason Segel-starring Untitled Muppet Movie and Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo, plus "a significant role" in Welcome to People, which will be writer Alex Kurtzman's directorial debut.

The Muppet movie is apparently the one closest to actually happening, and given Adams' natural adorability and giant eyes that make her resemble a human Muppet, I'm 100% on board for this one. We Bought A Zoo would have her starring opposite Matt Damon as a recently widowed man who buys a zoo along with his kids; it's unclear what role Adams would play, though if it's as the dead wife appearing to him in dreams or something I call nonsense. As for Welcome to People, she would play the recovering alcoholic half-sister of central character Sam (Pine), a guy who learns his father had a secretly family only after dad dies.

Ever since she seemingly became a superstar with 2007's Enchanted Adams hasn't quite been able to capitalize on that movie's promise, though it's not her fault-- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day was sadly underseen, she was understandably outshone by Meryl Streep in both Doubt and Julie & Julia, and while she was the best part of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, that movie was so busy I kind of forgot she was in it. Whether she winds up palling around with Muppets, zoo animals or Chris Pine, it's just going to be nice to get her back and hopefully playing the kind of roles she deserves.
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