When HBO announced that their adaptation of Sharp Objects would be directed by Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée, fans and critics alike began drawing similarities. Actress Sydney Sweeney is setting the record straight, telling audiences that Sharp Objects will be way more dark and twisty than Big Little Lies.
Written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects delves into the dark past of Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams, a reporter who returns home to investigate the murders of two young girls and is met with her past demons.
“Because of Jean-Marc Vallée, it will have that Big Little Lies feeling, but it’s much darker and way more twisted,” Sweeney said.
Image Via Tumblr
Sweeney also confirmed the on-set appearances made by Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn. Ultimately, however, the direction will be in the hands of Vallée, according to Sweeney.
“Jean-Marc pretty much took over on set and used his creative, incredible mind,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
Sweeney also spoke about her role as Alice, a hospitalized patient at a psychiatric ward who bonds with Camille over their shared struggles.
Alice cuts herself so that’s where Amy’s character and my character start to bond over the shared experience. She becomes very close to Camille and they form a mother/daughter/sister type relationship, and it affects Camille’s character very strongly… I can’t say positively or negatively… Or much more than that.
HBO’s eight-part adaptation will premiere in July 2018. See what you can expect by watching the teaser trailer below!
Featured Image Via HBO