Monday, February 22, 2016

Amy Adams to star as Camille in television adaptation of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

July 12, 2012. That’s when we first heard that the screen rights to Gillian Flynn’s first novel Sharp Objects had been optioned. I don’t know why I’m surprised but I remained constantly baffled at the number of times we read about a novel being adapted and then fizzle out and fade away. Sharp Objects is back, this time not as a movie but as a television series. It sounds like all the players are in place so it’s really happening. It’s been so long, I had to go back and read my own take on the book to remember exactly what the book was about and what I found exciting about it. It’s the protagonist, Camille, a flawed female reporter, as interesting, perhaps more interesting than the crime she’s investigating. We’ve just learned she’ll be played by Amy Adams who also takes Executive Producer credit.  Who better to play a reporter than Lois Lane herself?
The story of a reporter who, after a hospital stay for cutting herself, returns home to cover the murder of a couple of young girls, the series will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyer's Club, Wild)—who has just wrapped the HBO series Big Little Lies starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon—from a script by Marti Noxon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Fright Night). Lets hope this one fares better than the Dark Places adaptation of Flynns book which despite starring Charlize Theron, barely made it out of the gate. Somewhere in my fuzzy memory bank I believe I found this to be a superior book; its no Gone Girl but I enjoyed it.  



Have you read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn? What do you think of Amy Adams in the key role?

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