'Adam' moves to meet Oscar

Film's qualifying run likely to be in N.Y. and L.A. in December

Paul Schrader's "Adam Resurrected" is throwing its hat into the Oscar ring.

Producer Ehud Bleiberg said Wednesday that he is planning to book an Oscar-qualifying run for the film in December in New York and Los Angeles so it can meet the requirements for awards consideration.

Written by Noah Stollman and based on the novel by Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk, "Adam" stars Jeff Goldblum as a former Berlin magician and circus impresario who is a patient at a remote Israeli rehabilitation facility for Holocaust survivors. The film also stars Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi and Ayelet Zurer.

It was produced by Bleiberg and Werner Wirsing, with Ulf Israel and Marion Forster-Bleiberg serving as exec producers.

"Adam," which played the Telluride and Toronto film festivals in September, also will be seen at the 2008 AFI Fest in Los Angeles, where it will screen Nov. 8-9.

The filmmakers are hoping the movie could boost Goldblum into best actor contention, just as Schrader's "Affliction" earned Nick Nolte a best actor Oscar nomination in 1999.