EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna Pictures has won an auction and landed the rights to Rachel Yoder’s upcoming debut novel Nightbitch. The novel will be developed as a star vehicle for six-time Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams.
The author will adapt the novel and will be executive producer alongside Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Sammy Scher for Annapurna. Adams and Stacy O’Neil will produce through Bond Group Entertainment.
Exposing the absurd and feral truths of motherhood, Nightbitch is a darkly comedic telling of an unnamed woman and former artist, thrust into stay-at-home domesticity after the birth of her son, who becomes increasingly worried and convinced that she may be turning into a dog. The book will be published by Doubleday in Summer 2021.
The film marks the fifth collaboration between Annapurna and Adams: past collaborations came on The Master, American Hustle, Her and Vice. Adams got Oscar noms for The Master, American Hustle and Vice.
Adams wrapped the Ron Howard-directed Hillbilly Elegy and the Joe Wright-directed The Woman in the Window.
Yoder is represented by CAA and Monika Woods of Triangle House Literary; Adams is represented by WME, Linden Entertainment, and Sloane, Offer.