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Scoot McNairy Joins Searchlight Pictures’ ‘Nightbitch’ Starring Amy Adams

Scoot McNairy will star in Searchlight Pictures’ “Nightbitch,” starring Amy Adams.  The film is an adaptation of Rachel Yoder’s novel and is directed and written by Marielle Heller.

Yoder’s book, published July 2021 tells of a woman who finds herself in a mind-bending and energy-sapping routine of raising a toddler in a suburban home while her husband is on lengthy business trips. According to the official logline from Searchlight, thrown into the stay-at-home routine of raising a toddler in the suburbs, a woman slowly embraces the feral power deeply rooted in motherhood, as she becomes increasingly aware of the bizarre and undeniable signs that she may be turning into a canine.

According to Variety, McNairy will star as Adams’ oft-traveling husband in the project.

In addition to starring in the project, Adams also produces alongside Stacy O’Neil, via their Bond Group production banner.  Heller and Brewster work under their Defiant By Nature banner.  Carey attaches via Archer Gray Productions. Sammy Scher and Havilah Brewster are executive producers.

The movie, described as a “darkly comic neo-horror,” is currently in pre-production, with a scheduled production start this September in Los Angeles. “Nightbitch” will stream as a Hulu Original in the U.S., with additional release plans to be announced.

McNairy is an award winning actor who was most recently seen in Mike Mills’ awards player C’mon C’mon with Joaquin Phoenix, and in the ensemble of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.

Source: Variety

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