The news is being reported by Deadline, who say the news was leaked by Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey in an interview yesterday. There have been a couple of other casting rumors for that part floating around as of late, namely that both Pink and Zoey Deschanel had read for the part, and for once I thought the latter might have found the perfect role to bring her unique brand of pixie-like perma-stoned demeanor to. What's important to remember, though, is that nobody really saw Charlize Theron's performance in Monster coming, so perhaps that South African bombshell can give Adams a few tips on how to really look like she's hit rock bottom.
The movie is being headed by City of God and The Constant Gardener director Fernando Meirelles, a man who really knows how to spin a compelling tale, often with an overarching moral theme. The moral of this film, I imagine, will be not to time travel back to San Francisco in the 60s and do enough drugs to kill a horse.