Amy Adams leaves “Enchanted” behind to play Amelia Earhart and a young nun

It’s hard to believe Amy Adams started out as a tap-dancing pig. Yet, here she is at the tender age of twenty-something, starring in some sort of war-time, animal-themed dinner theater. (For real: I yanked this picture from her interview with David Letterman.)

Now days Adams has Academy and Golden Globe nominations forever attached to her name, and Twentieth Century Fox just acquired the rights to Adena Halpern‘s The Ten Best Days of My Life as a star vehicle for her. (Star vehicle as in “super-star-forming blockbuster.” Not star vehicle as in “celestial automobile.”)

Adams will play Alex, a young woman who gets transported to Seventh Heaven after getting smushed in a car accident along with her dog, Peaches. Heaven is better than anything Alex ever dreamed of: the clothes are designer, the house is stellar, and you can eat as much as you want without gaining weight. After meeting beloved deceased family members and a prospective soul mate, Alex realizes she has to pass an exam or she’ll be sent to Fourth Heaven: the place where you have to wear last year’s clothes and live in a condo. Plus she’ll lose Peaches, because all dogs automatically stay in Seventh Heaven.

Sounds syrupy, huh?

Amy Adams isn’t all sweetness and light, though. When a reporter expressed skepticism to Meryl Streep about whether or not the perennially cheerful Adams could hold her own opposite her and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the upcoming film Doubt, Streep just smiled smugly and said, “You’ll see.”

Adams also recently finished filming Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, which I have no plans to see, but how awesomely dyke-y does she look as Amelia Earhart?

Do you plan to see any of the upcoming Amy Adams flicks? Also, in the way of non-sequiturs, do you think cats go to Seventh Heaven too? Or only dogs?

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