Ned Benson to Write Adaptation of Steve Martin’s 'Object of Beauty'

Amy Adams
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Ned Benson has been tapped to adapt Steve Martin's book Object of Beauty, Maven Pictures announced Tuesday.

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Amy Adams is attached to star as a young art entrepreneur who climbs from assistant to gallery owner, from a tiny downtown studio to a posh uptown one bedroom. The story traces her life over 15 years as she travels the world and falls in and out of relationships.

Benson recently wrote and directed his first film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which stars James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. Benson is also adapting the novel Charlotte Street for Working Title.

He's repped by UTA, Wetdog Entertainment and Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin.

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Maven Pictures’ Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray are producing the project in collaboration with Adams.

“We are thrilled to be working with the very talented Ned Benson on this adaptation of Steve Martin’s smart, thought provoking novel,” said Maven’s Styler and Rattray in a statement.

Maven will be releasing its first feature film, Girl Most Likely, starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening, on July 19 through Lionsgate.

The New York-based firm's other upcoming projects include Filth (also starring McAvoy) and Black Nativity, which stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson and Mary J. Blige.

 

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