Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects TV Adaptation

By Alex | 2 years ago
Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects TV Adaptation

“Sharp Objects” is the first novel written by bestselling “Gone Girl” author, Gillian Flynn. It will be adapted into a TV series with the help of the EOne network. Read on to find out more about the latest updates on “Sharp Objects,” including a short synopsis of the novel.

It is  an upcoming drama series from EOne. It will be adapted by the series showrunner Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Glee,” “Grey’s Anatomy“) . It will be executively produced by Flynn, Jason Blum (“Insidious,” “Sinister,” “The Purge”) and Charles Layton through Blumhouse Productions. The bestselling novel was written by former television critic for Entertainment Weekly, the 43-year-old Gillian Flynn. Since it was first published in 2006, the highly praised debut novel won several book awards including “New Blood Fiction Dagger” and “Ian Fleming Steel Dagger” awards from the Crime Writers’ Association in 2007. It was also nominated for a “Duncan Lawrie Dagger” from the same organization.


“Sharp Object” follows the story of Camille Preaker, who wanted to move forward from her self-harming incident. She took a rather unsatisfying job at a low newspaper. She was then tasked to investigate about the death of teenager in her hometown. At Wind Gap, she returned to repair her strained relationships with her mother, Adora, and half-sister, Amma. She previously ran away from home after her sister, Marian, died of an illness at a young age. Camille struggled to make peace and build relationships with several residents in the town. Unfortunately, Camille’s hidden secrets from her past, including the meaningful scars that she inflicted onto herself, makes it even harder. Now, the thin line between her family and her job became blurred after her family became the main suspects in the hideous crime that killed two innocent teenage girls.

It seemed that the news about the “Sharp Objects” TV adaptation has finally made Gillian Flynn’s novels come to full circle. Her 2012 novel, “Gone Girl,” has been adapted and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company and 20th Century FOX. The film stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry. The film, which was directed by David Fincher, will be shown in theaters on October 3, 2014.

Moreover, her “Dark Places” novel will also be adapted into film by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. The film was set to be released on September 1, 2014. Members of the ensemble cast include Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Sean Bridgers and Drea de Matteo. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Flynn shared her opinion about Hollywood’s interest in adapting all of her novels into film or TV series.

“They are murder-mysteries, but with character — strong character-led story lines. And I’m certainly happy to see that’s become more of an interest now, that there is an interest in characters and exploring psyches and backgrounds, and not just telling an action-driven story. These are very strong female characters, and more and more actresses are having that clout to be able to lead interesting, dark movies and aren’t afraid to take on these characters — the darker, damaged women,” said Flynn in the THR article.

And that’s it for the latest update on Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects” TV adaptation. There are still no official announcement on the cast members or even the premiere date of the EOne series. Until then, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more news about your favorite TV series, upcoming movies, and Hollywood celebrities.

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