Amy Adams is 'Maid' of 'Leap Year'

October 15, 2008

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America's Sweetheart elect (believe me, she will soon officially be America's Sweetheart), Amy Adams, is in negotiations to star in Leap Year, a high concept romantic comedy from the writers of Made of Honor. Well, that sounds thoroughly unwatchable. Still though, tell us more, Hollywood Reporter:

Adams will play an uptight woman who travels to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on leap day, Feb. 29, following an Irish tradition in which women propose to men on that day and the man has to say yes. When weather derails her trip, she enlists the help of a surly Irish innkeeper to make an unexpected cross-country trek to pull off the perfect proposal in time.

Harry Elfont and Deb Kaplan, the duo behind Columbia's "Made of Honor," wrote the screenplay, which is in the tone of "It Happened One Night."

I'm mostly disappointed these two couldn't figure out a way to work a nonsensical, Made of Honor-style pun into the title. Admittedly, I can't think of any alternate spellings of "leap" or "year," but just a Wikipedia search tells me Leap Day is also referred to as Bissextile Day. Just bold-face and capitalize the "sex" part and you've got yourself a start.

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