Character: Sister James
Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
Written by: John Patrick Shanley
Produced by: Scott Rudin
Cast Members: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis
Release date: December 12, 2008
Genre: Drama, Mystery
In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn, a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.
→ There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.
♦ Philip Seymour Hoffman lobbied for Amy Adams to be a part of the movie even threatening to leave the project if she wasn’t cast.
♦ When filming was over, director John Patrick Shanley sent Amy Adams the Nativity Scene that Sister Veronica puts together near the end of the film as a gift.