Three time Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams has found her next project. Deadline tells us that the star of Doubt and The Fighter has joined the growing cast of writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master. Adams joins an all star cast that includes Academy Award winner, and Adams’ Doubt co-star, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), Laura Dern and Swedish actress Lena Endre.
In The Master, Amy Adams will play the wife of Phillip Seymour Hoffman‘s charismatic cult leader, Lancaster Dodd. Joaquin Phoenix plays Hoffman’s disciple turned antagonist. Jesse Plemons will portray Hoffman and Adams’ son while the roles for Laura Dern and Lena Endre have yet to be announced. Director Paul Thomas Anderson will make The Master with The Weinstein Company before moving on to adapt Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice.
Amy Adams most recently received her third Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the hit boxing movie The Fighter. Adams was previously nominated in that category for her roles in Doubt and the indie flick Junebug. Later this year Adams will star alongside Jason Segal in The Muppets as well as co-starring with Garrett Hedlund in director Walter Salles‘s adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s On the Road.
Amy Adams will film The Master prior to joining director Zach Snyder for the newest Superman adventure Superman: Man of Steel where Adams will play Lois Lane to English actor Henry Cavill‘s Superman/Clark Kent. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane co-star in Superman: Man of Steel as Clark Kent’s parents while Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon plays General Zod.
The Master will begin production this month (June, 2011) with a release, for now, set for some time in 2013.