Amy Adams (American Hustle, Man of Steel) has been cast in the lead role in Sharp Objects, a television adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s debut novel. Adams will play protagonist Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two young girls.
Of course, the story is full of Flynn’s trademark twists and features an unreliable narrator: the story begins with Preaker leaving a mental institution, and the main character’s strained relationship with her mother and half-sister make returning to her hometown a troubling prospect.
The novel Sharp Objects was first published in 2006. Flynn sold the movie rights a couple of years later, and those rights changed hands in 2012. The movie project has stalled, but in 2014, the success of Flynn’s Gone Girl helped jump-start this TV series version of Sharp Objects. Flynn will be one of three executive producers on the project, and Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) will direct the series. When it will debut or which channel it will air on remains to be seen.
Sharp Objects is the first television project for Flynn, but it’s only the latest in a series of adaptations of her novels. After the massive success of Gone Girl as both a book and a film, filmmakers turned Flynn’s Dark Places into a movie in 2015.
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