Amy Adams weighs three meaty roles (Could 'Muppets' be next?)

Amy Adams is one wanted woman. The actress/singer best known for her role in Disney’s Enchanted is contemplating a variety of parts as Paramount preps the December release of The Fighter, in which she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. The 36-year old actress, who recently became a mother, is in talks to co-star in Disney’s Untitled Muppet Movie opposite Jason Segal. However, she is also having discussions for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo as well as a significant role in Dreamworks Pictures’ Welcome to People, which just landed Chris Pine in the lead.

Adams’ involvement in the Muppets flick appears the most solid, though Disney isn’t commenting. Sources tell EW.com that dates are still being worked out as she entertains the two other parts. Adams’ reps couldn’t be reached for comment. It would be interesting to see her play the zookeeper opposite Matt Damon in We Bought a Zoo. Damon is already set to play the lead role of Benjamin Mee, a recently widowed man who buys a dilapidated zoo as a condition of purchasing a beautiful country estate. Crowe is said to be looking at a short list of actresses for the part.

As for Welcome to People, the movie — which Alex Kurtzman is directing from a script he wrote with his writing partner Roberto Orci and his close friend Jody Lambert — centers on Sam (Pine) who loses his father to cancer only to learn that he was hiding a secret family. The role being discussed for Adams is Sam’s half-sister, a struggling single mother and a recovering alcoholic.


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  • jfms777

    She would be great as Meryl Streep’s daughter in “August Osage County.”

  • Zo

    Ditto on “August”. I think she would have to play the youngest, Karen.

  • Zo

    PS— MAYBE Ivy, although she’s young. But definitely not Barbara.

  • court

    I heard somewhere they were doing a sequel to Enchanted. Anyone know if there’s truth to that?

  • Daniel F

    It’s Segel, not Segal.

  • amanda

    Ugh I really want Amy and Meryl to work together again, so I hope “August” might happen. Of course Amy and Matt would be great also.

  • Pat

    Jason Segel
    Seth Rogen
    Joe Rogan

    Get it right, people. Not that hard.

  • tracy bluth

    I’m really, REALLY happy she’s trying different roles. She’s so talented, but was stuck in a rut of playing sweet and naive for too long.

  • AmyAfan1

    I think that Amy is amazing. She deserves those great roles and every time I see her on the big screen, I just love what she does!

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