Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

HBO has acquired the rights to Gillian Flynn’s 2006 bone-chilling debut novel “Sharp Objects”. The 8-part mini series is set to air in July with Amy Adams starring in the lead role.
The book follows Camille Preaker, a highly distraught young Reporter fresh out of a psychiatric hospital that returns to her sleepy hometown of Wind Gap to investigate the recent murders of young teens. Simple enough, right? Fans of the book would be quick to forget the events that unfold. Camille’s absconded relationship with her bizarre Mother, Adora (played by Patricia Clarkson), a petty, unforgiving woman who keeps her family on a short leash by faking frailty. The incessant thoughts of self-harm that Camille surpresses daily with alcohol and One Night stands in sleazy bars. And obviously the recent outbursts of murders plaguing the small town where everybody seems to know everybody.

Stephen King was quoted regarding the book -

“...I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing.”

This will be author Gillian Flynn’s third book-to-film adaptation following the renowned success of David Fincher’s 2014 “Gone Girl” and a lackluster “Dark Places” based on her second Novel. Oddly enough Amy Adams was originally due to star in the 2015 “Dark Places” but scheduling conflict brought in Oscar Winner Charlize Theron. Adams will get her shot to bring character to life at 9PM Sunday, July 8th.



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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