Amy Adams inks first-look deal with HBO, starts new prodco

Sharp Objects star Amy Adams has inked a first-look deal with HBO and launched a new production company with her manager Stacy O’Neil, named Bond Group Entertainment. 

Bond Group has tapped Starz alum Kathleen Clifford as its vice president of TV development.

Its first project under the HBO deal will be titled Poisonwood Bible, a limited series based on the Barbara Kingsolver novel.

The series follows Orleana Price, the wife of an evangelical missionary who takes her and their four daughters to the Belgian Congo in the midst of colonial upheaval in 1959. It was co-written by Kingsolver and Anya Epstein (The Affair).

Kingsolver and Epstein will executive produce alongside Adams and O’Neil.

Adams starred and executive produced HBO hit thriller Sharp Objects, which gained Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice nominations.

Clifford had worked for Starz as director of original programming, where she covered development for series such as American Gods, Vida and Black Sails.

The news arrives after the departure of a string of HBO execs including CEO Richard Pleplar and miniseries exec Kary Antholis.

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