Director Marielle Heller About the Upcoming ‘Nightbitch’ Movie and Amy Adam’s Role: “She really is special in this movie…”

Director Marielle Heller About the Upcoming 'Nightbitch' Movie and Amy Adam's Role: "She really is special in this movie..."
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Marielle Heller is a young American filmmaker known for her debut feature The Diary of a Teenage Girl, as well as for the Tom Hanks-led A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which told the story of Fred Rogers, one of America’s most famous television presenters. Well, the filmmaker has taken on a new project, which will be released later this year, and we can already confirm that it will be something wholly different than Heller’s work so far, but with the cast involved and the surreal story, it promises to be a very exciting feature.

The movie in question is going to be titled Nightbitch, and it is slated for a December 6, 2024 release. The movie will be based on the eponymous book by Rachel Yoder, which deals with the issues of motherhood from a very surreal and different perspective, showing how it can be both horrid and hilarious at the same time.

A poster for the movie has been released recently, highlighting the movie’s lead actress, Amy Adams, who will be portraying the mother in the movie. Heller had a talk with IndieWire in which she praised Adams and her performance in the film:

She’s incredible. I mean, we all know Amy Adams is incredible. She’s been nominated for a million Academy Awards. She’s amazing, but she really is special in this movie and I’m just so excited for the world to see her. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen from her before. She’s fierce and funny and dark and complicated and it’s good.

Source: IndieWire

Heller was also asked about the story and the movie as a whole, and she was quite open about expressing her excitement for the upcoming project:

It was an important thing, but it’s hard to wait. It’s hard to be done with a movie and not have it come out. I don’t think I’m supposed to say something like this, but it’s kind of like having creative blue balls. We want this movie to come out and be in the world. I’m just so excited that it’s finally coming out and we’re going to get to share it.

Source: IndieWire

Based on what we know, the movie definitely sounds interesting. Nightbitch is a surreal horror comedy that will see Adams appear alongside Scoot McNairy, Arleigh Patrick Snowden, Emmett James Snowden, Zoe Chao, Mary Holland, Archana Rajan, Jessica Harper, Ella Thomas, and Garrett C. Phillips. Although we know Adams is playing the lead in the film, all the other roles are undisclosed as of the time of writing. As for the plot, the book has been officially summarized as follows:

At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms. One more toddler bedtime, and she fears she might lose her mind. Instead, she starts gaining things, surprising things that happen one night when her child will not sleep. New appetites, new instincts. And from deep within herself, a new voice…

This is all we have for you at the moment, but Nightbitch will most likely be a very interesting movie, so be sure to keep following us for more information and updates here on Fiction Horizon!

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