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Amy Adams to Adapt ‘The Poisonwood Bible’ for HBO

The first project from Amy Adams’ Bond Group Entertainment has just been revealed: an adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.

Cover of "The Poisonwood Bible"
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For those of you unaware, actress Amy Adams, made famous for her Oscar nominated roles in Vice, American Hustle, and The Fighter as well as many others (including Arrival, an Oscar-nominated film based on Ted Chiang’s Stories of your Life).

Recently, she portrayed Camille Preaker in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Sharp Objects.

 

Cover of "Sharp Objects" with Amy Adams on the cover
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But Amy Adams isn’t just an amazing actress. She’s at HBO, and she’s going to get things done. She teamed up with her manager, Stacy O’Neil, to found the production company Bond Group Entertainment, closing an exclusive deal with HBO for the creation of several news TV shows.  Their first project is a limited series adaptation of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Poisonwood Bible.

Called “remarkable not just for its story but also for its narrative form” by The Guardian and a finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeThe Poisonwood Bible is a 1998 novel written by Barbara Kingsolver – the author with the coolest last name – and follows a missionary family who in 1959 move from Georgia to the Belgian Congo.

Variety confirms that the Poisonwood Bible is in the works with Adams and O’Neil serving as executive produce the limited series and – guess whose writing the screenplay?

 

Kingsolver standing with her arms crossed and her back to a bookshelf
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Anya Epstein and Kingsolver – the author herself! Here’s to hoping HBO makes this stunning novel in a wondrous TV series.

 

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Ex-New York Times Editor Accused of Plagiarism

One of the worst things that any writer can do is plagiarize another person’s work. It’s even worse when it comes from a seasoned reporter. Equally, it’s one of the worst things for a writer to be accused of.

Former New York Times editor and Wall Street Journal reporter Jill Abramson has been accused of copying several passages from other writers for her book Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts.

The book is an investigation into four news companies (The New York Times, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and Vice News) as it talks about the impact of technology on the press and the challenges these companies face regarding journalistic standards.

Accusations of plagiarism were first made by Vice reporter Michael C. Moynihan. After finding a factual error regarding a Vice colleague in the book, Moynihan noticed several passages that he felt were similar to articles written from other magazines. Moynihan posted his findings on Twitter. The tweets went viral shortly after.

In an appearance on Fox News, Abramson has denied that she plagiarized anything and has promised to review some passages for errors. She has also responded on Twitter.

 

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