Adams puts 'Leap Year' on calendar
EmptyAmy Adams is in negotiations to topline "Leap Year," a romantic comedy from Spyglass.
Spyglass' Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman are producing with Benderspink.
Adams will play an uptight woman who travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on leap day, Feb. 29, following an Irish tradition in which women propose to men on that day and the man has to say yes. When weather derails her trip, she enlists the help of a surly Irish innkeeper to make an unexpected cross-country trek to pull off the perfect proposal in time.
Harry Elfont and Deb Kaplan, the duo behind Columbia's "Made of Honor," wrote the screenplay, which is in the tone of "It Happened One Night."
Although no director is on board, Spyglass is eyeing a mid-February start. Cassidy Lange is the overseeing exec.
Adams garnered an Oscar nomination for "Junebug" and broke through with "Enchanted," Disney's homage to its animated princesses that grossed more than $340 million worldwide.
She next stars opposite Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Adams then will reteam with Streep for Nora Ephron's "Julie and Julia."
Adams is repped by Endeavor and the Firm. (partialdiff)