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October 28, 2008

Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

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Amy-Adams-Picture-1We have word about a new Amy Adams vehicle today in Daughter of the Queen Of Sheba. We get the following news thanks to our friends at comingsoon:

Amy Adams will star in the indie drama Daughter of the Queen of Sheba for producers Susan Cartsonis and Matt Williams (What Women Want), reports Variety.

The script, written by Karen Croner based on the bio of NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden, centers on how a woman uses her mother’s madness and delusions to empower herself. Lyden was NPR’s first correspondent on the air in the aftermath of 9/11 and went to Afghanistan soon after the Taliban fell. She’s working on a book about the secret lives of a small group of Iraqi friends and reported on the slaying of her translator by an American soldier.

I haven’t heard the radio stylings of Jacki Lyden. But the fact that she gets in the thick of the shit in order to report the news is something that I respect and admire very much. News women, news men and the people that work alongside them are soldiers of information that are essential to a free society. At no time do we need answers more, than in a time of war (and at no time is work more dangerous for the reporter).

If this film is done well, I can see it being very entertaining. Those of us who are curious in finding answers amidst the madness of this place in history, will join Lyden as she hunts for them. Amy Adams is a fine casting for this and I can see her making the most of this opportunity.

I just wish the title was shorter. Of Sheba would have been a better title in my opinion.

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