Amy Adams set for Fox’s ‘Ten Best’

Shawn Levy may direct adaptation of 'My Life'

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy.

Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to a lower level of paradise unless she can prove herself by recounting her 10 best days.The novel was published by Penguin last May.

Adams will make her debut as a producer on the project alongside Levy and his 21 Laps banner. Tom McNulty of 21 Laps will also be involved in a producing capacity.

Deal reunites Adams and Levy: The thesp plays Amelia Earhart in the director’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” which Fox has set for Memorial Day release next year.

“I’ve known Adena for over a decade, and there is Amy, reading her book on set,” Levy said. “I told her I knew the writer, she said she was loving the book, and I asked her if we should try to do this together.

“There is a father-daughter dynamic at the heart of the character’s redemption, and as the father of three girls, that resonated strongly for me.”

Adams stars with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the John Patrick Shanley-directed “Doubt”; she reteams with Streep in the Nora Ephron-directed “Julie and Julia,” which will be released in August. She’ll next star in “Leap Year” and “Daughter of the Queen of Sheba.”

More Film

  • Claire Foy'The Girl in the Spiders

    Claire Foy Previews Intense 'Girl in the Spider's Web' at CinemaCon

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

  • Anthony Mackie, Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz

    'Miss Bala,' Animated Spider-Man Show Sony's Commitment to Diverse Heroes

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

  • New 'Venom' Trailer: Tom Hardy Debuts

    Tom Hardy Debuts New 'Venom' Trailer at CinemaCon (Watch)

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino'Once Upon

    Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    'Jumanji' Sequel to Release in December 2019

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

  • Cargo

    Tribeca Film Review: ‘Cargo’

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

  • Visitors laugh as they attend a

    Saudi Arabia Movie Ticket Prices Could Hit $35, AMC Chief Says

    Twentieth Century Fox has acquired screen rights to Adena Halpern’s novel “The Ten Best Days of My Life” and will develop it as a star vehicle for Amy Adams and potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Adams will play a woman who dies and goes to heaven but is in danger of being demoted to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content