Taika Waititi is adapting Kazuo Ishiguro’s bestselling novel Klara and the Sun for the big screen, and he just found a perfect partner in crime! Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams landed a key role in this high-profile project opposite Jenna Ortega.
Ishiguro’s novel centers on the journey of an Artificial Friend Klara (Ortega), who’s purchased by a mother (Adams) and her bright daughter Josie, who suffers from a mysterious illness. Klara embarks on a quest to save Josie and her loved ones from heartbreak, while also embracing the power of human love.
The Nobel Prize winner Ishiguro found success with several of his adaptations, starting with The Remains of the Day in 1993, which generated eight Oscar nominations. Never Let Me Go was adapted into a 2010 film starring Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, while The Buried Giant is being adapted into an animated movie by Guillermo del Toro.
Klara and the Sun is Adams’ latest promising project after a series of flops in recent years, including critically panned Dear Evan Hansen and Disenchanted. She’ll next be seen in Marielle Heller’s comedy horror Nightbi–h alongside Scoot McNairy and Ella Thomas, set to be released on Hulu later this year.