Amy Adams Sharp Objects

Amy Adams to Headline TV Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects

Film vet Amy Adams (American Hustle) has signed on to star in a TV adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects.

The story follows a reporter, Camille Preaker, as she faces a troubling assignment immediately following a stint at a psych hospital: to return to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. To get the story — and survive this homecoming — Camille must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past.

Adams will also executive-produce the project with Marti Noxon (UnREAL), who penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner, Flynn (who may also write episodes), director Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild) and others.

Per our sister site Deadline, the series is being shopped to cable and streaming outlets.

Adams’ previous TV credits include The Office, Dr. Vegas, episodes of Buffy and Smallville, and hosting Saturday Night Live.

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  1. johnhelvete says:

    I think it says as much about the state of the movie industry that books like Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects are ending up as limited TV series, but there are probably only a handful of “movie” actors that would be unwilling to do an 8 episode limited series at this point.

  2. Bryce says:

    Interesting! Interested to see where this ends up

  3. Steven says:

    I never realized Amy Adams was Tara’s cousin on Buffy until now!

  4. James says:

    For me, this was the least interesting book from Gillian Flynn, but still was a compelling read, so I’m excited for the project.

  5. Red says:

    Much as I love Amy, I’ll have to pass on this. When I finished reading Gone Girl I very nearly destroyed the book. Apart from the infuriating ending the huge plot gap in the middle guaranteed a lifetime of avoiding anything by Gillian Flynn.

    • Brooke says:

      Gillian Flynn is magnificent. Sharp Objects and Dark Places are fabulous and I can’t wait to see Sharp Objects brought to the screen.

    • Lyn says:

      Right there with you. That book was sick and not in a good way. Only an evil mind would write something like that.

  6. Dude says:

    She’s not my dream casting choice but she’s a fantastic actress so I’m excited about this. I pictured Tatiana Maslany in the role but she’s kind of busy. Jessica Lange would be the perfect Adora.

  7. DL says:

    Gillian Flynn + Marti Noxon + Amy Adams? On Netflix/HBO/FX/etc.? Sign me up.

  8. Guilherme says:

    Netflix please

  9. Mr. Tran K says:

    I always dreamed of Amy Adams as Lois Lane.