‘Nightbitch’, starring Amy Adams, will be directed by Marielle Heller and released on Hulu. The neo-horror thriller follows a woman who is convinced she is turning into a dog. Amy Adams’ production company Bond Group, along with Annapurna has acquired the rights to the novel ‘Nightbitch’. The filming begins in Los Angeles this fall.
‘Nightbitch‘ follows the story of a stay-at-home mother (six-time Oscar nominee Adams) who begins to embrace the inherent feral power that comes with being a parent. When her husband travels for work, the unnamed lead character is isolated in the suburbs with only her two-year-old son for company. Soon, she starts to become convinced that she’s slowly turning into a canine and eventually seeks help to hide her feral alter ego from a mommy support group.
In an official statement, Heller called adapting the novel “a dream come true,” adding, “Rachel Yoder‘s book took my breath away. I haven’t felt this way about a book since I read ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ many years ago. Rachel’s darkly hilarious tale of motherhood and rage made me feel seen. And adapting it with Amy Adams in mind has been the thing that has kept me going through the pandemic.”
Annapurna’s Megan Ellison, writer/director Heller, star Adams, Anne Carey, Stacy O’Neil, Christina Oh, Adam Paulsen, and Sue Naegle are producing “Nightbitch,” with Sammy Scher and Havilah Brewster executive producing.
Heller and Brewster will produce via their Defiant by Nature production banner; Adams and O’Neil via their Bond Group production banner; Carey via her Archer Gray production banner.