Amy Adams to adapt ‘The Poisonwood Bible’ for HBO

By March 19, 2019 Adaptations, News

Amy Adams (Vice, Sharp Objects) teamed up with her manager Stacy O’Neil to form a production company ‘Bond Group Entertainment’ with a view to produce quality televisual content. One of their recent projects for HBO is an adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poinsonwood Bible. 

The 1998 novel is narrated by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, “a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.” Along with Anya Epstein, Barbara Kingsolver will be adapting her own novel for the screen- a boon for literary purists who are wary of screen adaptations which lose their essence in translation.

The novel was a Pulitzer prize finalist, and has been called ‘breathtaking’, full of ‘humour and love’, with Kingsolver named as one of the finest writers of her generation.

Amy Adams

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Barbara Kingsolver

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We have yet to hear news on when the series will be ready to air but as it is in production, we should have enough time to read the original novel first!

Keep your eye out here for more news on this exciting venture for HBO.

Get your copy of The Poisonwood Bible here.

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