Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects set for TV series starring Amy Adams

The series based on Flynn's debut novel has reportedly been picked up by HBO

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Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike caused quite a stir at the box office in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Amy Adams will be attempting to do something similar on the small screen. 

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The actress takes the leading role in HBO’s TV adaptation of Flynn’s first novel, Sharp Objects, which as just been picked up for a full series according to US insiders Deadline.

Adams (who’s currently starring in Batman v Superman) will reportedly play journalist Camille Preaker, who reluctantly returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. 

It’s all pretty grisly stuff for the character, who’s been trying to escape her own demons and start a new life for herself in Chicago.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer writer and producer Marti Noxon will serve as showrunner for the series, which will feature eight episodes – some of which will be written by Flynn herself.

And speaking of Buffy, Adams actually starred in the sci-fi/fantasy series herself, playing Tara Maclay’s ultra conservative cousin Beth in series five episode Family. 

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Small world.