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Charlize Theron; First official still from Dark Places

Charlize Theron as Libby Day in Dark Places

I can't believe how much has happened since my first post on the screen adaptations of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Dark Places back in July of 2012.  Back then Reese Witherspoon was producing and was also expected to star as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl, with Amy Adams set for the role of Libby Day in Dark Places.

What a difference a year makes, eh? Rosamund Pike is now playing Gone Girl's Amy Dunne -- Witherspoon's company is still producing but the actress is  currently filming Wild, the film based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir, up in Oregon -- and Charlize Theron went on to take over the Libby Day role when Amy Adams had to bow out.  

Not as well known as Gone Girl, Dark Places is Flynn's story of "A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes" per the imdb description.

This past August I wrote a gushy post when I learned that Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Christina Hendrix (Mad Men) and Chloe Grace Moretz were also on board with Stoll set as Libby's brother, the person young Libby identified as her family's murderer. Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key) directed and wrote the screenplay for the film due out in the fall of 2014. While Exclusive Media did screen some footage for buyers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, for now all we get to see is the picture.