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.