It’s the rare actress who can go from B-flicks like Psycho Beach Party and guest spots on shows like Buffy, That ’70s Show and Smallville to grabbing a couple of Oscar nominations for herself in films like Junebug and Doubt. A career turnaround like that takes a good deal of fighting in fact. So it should be no surprise that Amy Adams has landed herself a co-starring spot on David O. Russell’s upcoming The Fighter opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale.
Pic tells the story of acclaimed boxer [“Irish” Micky] Ward’s (Wahlberg) early days on the rough streets of Lowell,
Mass., and how he was helped to the world lightweight championship by
his half-brother, portrayed by Bale. Adams will play a gritty bartender who ends up dating Ward. The film is scripted by Paul Attanasio (The Good German) and Lewis Colick (Beyond The Sea). Adams was most recently seen in Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and will next be seen in Nora Ephron’s Julie and Julia opposite Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.