Adams eyes divine role in 'Doubt'

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Amy Adams is in negotiations to star opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt," John Patrick Shanley's screen adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play for Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin.

Adams will play the pivotal role of a young nun in the middle of a tense confrontation in which a Bronx Catholic school principal (Streep) accuses a priest (Hoffman) of pedophilia.

Adams received a 2006 best supporting actress Academy Award nomination for her role in Sony Pictures Classics' "Junebug." Adams' upcoming films include Mike Nichols' drama "Charlie Wilson's War" for Universal Pictures, Bharat Nalluri's comic drama "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" for Focus Features and Christine Jeffs' indie comedy "Sunshine Cleaning."

Shanley is directing the 1964 period piece and adapting it from his play, which ran in off-Broadway and Broadway productions in New York from 2004-06. Production is tentatively set to begin in December.

Adams is repped by Endeavor and the Firm.

Gregg Goldstein reported from New York; Tatiana Siegel reported from Los Angeles.
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