Director Darren Aronofsky caused a sensation with his drama "The Wrestler" in 2008, gave the sport a surprising amount of depth and incidentally helped Mickey Rourke to his first and probably only Oscar nomination for "Best Actor". He also seems to have made a lasting impression on his colleague Zack Snyder with the strip. Speaking to The Telegraph, the Justice League director revealed he has plans to direct a similar film starring Amy Adams.
He has already worked with her on his films "Man of Steel", "Batman v Superman" and "Justice League". When the latter blockbuster was filmed, he took Adams aside and told her about his thoughts: "It's kind of a female version of 'The Wrestler' and it's about a midwestern housewife who starts taking part in bodybuilding competing, but then she falls into the 'drow of steroids and hormones' that ultimately cost her her loved ones.
A job made for Amy Adams
He immediately thought of Adams, as he believed she was capable of the necessary transformation into the demanding leading role: "It would be such an incredibly difficult task to train to the point where it would be believable. And you need someone like Amy who loves her art so much to create this."
According to Snyder, the project hasn't gotten past this still loose planning phase, and a script doesn't yet exist. After all, Adams is said to have been immediately enthusiastic about the idea. Snyder's zombie film "Army of the Dead" recently appeared on Netflix, starring Dave Bautista and Matthias Schweighöfer, among others. His next project is to work on a film adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel "The Everlasting Well".