Amy Adams to Star in TV Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’

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Author, and now screenwriter, Gillian Flynn has made quite a name for herself. Her well-written books always land the bestseller lists and while last year’s “Dark Places,” which starred Charlize Theron, flopped and went straight to VOD, 2014’s “Gone Girl,” starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, was a hit with audiences, as well as an awards contender.

According to TVLine, film actress Amy Adams (“American Hustle,” “Man of Steel”) has been tapped to star in the TV adaptation of “Sharp Objects,” Flynn’s debut novel. Adams will executive produce the series, Marti Nixon (“UnREAL”), who wrote the pilot, will serve as showrunner, and Flynn will probably write some of the show’s episodes. No network pickup has yet happened, but Adams will play the lead character, Camille Preaker, a reporter with a lot of personal demons who is forced to go back to her hometown to cover a story.

The official synopsis for “Sharp Objects” is below:

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

 

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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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