Amy Adams to Star in Next Movie from The Road's John Hillcoat
11.30.09 by REELZ
Earlier today, JoBlo posted some interesting news regarding the next project from Australian director John Hillcoat, who helmed The Road and The Proposition. According to a newly released poster, the title of the project is The Promised Land. Shia LaBeouf and Ryan Gosling are confirmed as cast members. However, Scarlett Johansson, who was also expected to star, is missing from the list. In her place is Amy Adams, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in Doubt and most recently starred in Julie & Julia.
Nick Cave is adapting the screenplay from Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which tells the story of a family of thieves and smugglers in Virginia during the Great Depression. The novel is based in part on the experiences of Bondurant's family.
While LaBeouf and Gosling will likely play brother members of the "Bondurant Boys," it's unclear what Adams's role will be. No release date or other casting decisions have been announced.