Amy Adams has signed on to star in the indie drama Daughter of the Queen of Sheba for producers Susan Cartsonis and Matt Williams.

According to Variety, the Karen Croner-penned script is based on the bio of NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden, and centers on how a woman uses her mother's madness and delusions to empower herself.

Lyden was NPR's first correspondent on the air in the aftermath of 9/11 and went to Afghanistan for the radio pubcaster soon after the Taliban fell. She's working on a book about the secret lives of a small group of Iraqi friends and reported on the slaying of her translator by an American soldier.

No production date has been set.