Amy Adams is set to star in Netflix limited series “Kings of America,” about a class-action lawsuit against Walmart with Adam McKay set to direct.
The series is based on real events and centers on the stories of three women whose lives were inextricably intertwined with the world’s largest company: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a longtime Walmart saleswoman and preacher who dared to fight against the retail giant in the biggest class-action lawsuit in US history.
Amy Adams to star in & EP Kings of America, a limited series about three women whose lives were intertwined: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a Walmart saleswoman who dared to fight the retail giant in the biggest class action lawsuit in US history— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) August 4, 2020
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Kings of America was created and written by “I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live In It” author and journalist Jess Kimball Leslie, who will also serve as executive producer.
13 Reasons Why showrunner Diana Son will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The Help producer Brunson Green also will executive produce.
Adams will play one of the leads and will also executive produce via her production company Bond Group Entertainment along with her production partner Stacy O’Neil.
McKay is attached to direct the first episode and executive produce along with Betsy Koch via Hyperobject Industries.
It comes after Adams and McKay worked on 2018 comedy-drama Vice about former Vice President Dick Cheney. The film, which McKay wrote and directed and Adams starred as Lynne Cheney, received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Adams. The pair also worked together on 2006 comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
The order marks potentially the latest Netflix appearance for Adams. On Monday, It was revealed that Netflix was finalizing an acquisition deal for feature thriller The Woman in the Window, which stars Adams. Kings of America is Adams’ first TV project since HBO Sharp Objects.
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