So you know how Charlize Theron headlined the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places?
Well did you know that the role – of a woman who, at 7 years old, survived the brutal murder of her family and testified against her accused brother only to be questioned and confronted about the events 20 years later (and rethink what she thought she knew about her brother) – was once meant for Amy Adams?
No? Well it’s true.
Flynn must be a thing for Adams, because the five-time Academy Award nominee is going to star on a made-for-TV-or-streaming adaptation of the Gone Girl author’s Sharp Objects.
The actress will play fresh-off-a-psych-ward reporter Camille Preaker, who must go back to her small hometown to investigate the murder of a pair of preteen girls, reluctantly reconnecting with her estranged mother and half-sister in the process.
Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild) will direct the Jason Blum-produced joint, while Marti Noxon (Lifetime’s UnReal, TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will run the show, which she is adapting.
Sounds like this should go to HBO, huh.