EXCLUSIVE: Amy Adams’ Bond Group and eOne are to produce a television adaptation of Robert Beatty’s fantasy thriller Willa of the Wood.
The YA project is the latest development for Adams’ nascent company Bond Group Entertainment, which the Arrival and Vice star established with her manager Stacy O’Neil. It also sees Adams reunite with eOne, with whom she worked on Sharp Objects, the HBO thriller based on the book by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.
Willa of the Wood is set in a dark, mysterious forest where its ancient inhabitants, known as the Faeran, don’t trust the destructive, tree-cutting humans. Willa, the clan’s best forager and thief, has been taught to avoid humans at all costs. As Willa’s adventures offer her insight about mankind, she becomes a bridge between two competing worlds, but soon encounters conflict from all sides.
The two companies are to adapt Willa of the Wood, which was published by Disney-Hyperion in July 2018 and is the first book in a multi-book series, as a television series. eOne will serve as the studio.
Beatty, who is also behind the bestselling Serafina Series, will exec produce. Adams, Kathleen Clifford, Eddie Adams and Stacy O’Neil will produce for Bond Group, while Amanda Bowman Gerisch and Kristen Barnett will oversee for eOne.
It is the latest high-profile project for Bond Group Entertainment, which is also working with Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons’ Jaywalker Pictures to develop an adaptation of Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had, for HBO, where Bond Group has a first-look deal.
2020 Mar 01