Well, what do you know? Yesterday, one of our commenters lamented that Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was being adapted to film instead of Sharp Objects (or Dark Places), and presto, her wish has come true…kind of. Entertainment One and producers Marti Noxon (Glee, Mad Men, Prison Break, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jason Blum (The Purge, Paranormal Activity, Oculus, Lawless, Sinister) will be bringing the novel to life for television. Along with Gone Girl and her second project with David Fincher — HBO’s adaptation of Britain’s Utopia — Flynn is in high demand these days.
Sharp Objects was the author’s debut novel about an unstable female journalist who returns to her hometown after many years to cover the disappearance/murder of two girls. Upon her return, the woman is forced to deal with her estranged mother, a nasty half-sister, and the memories of another sister who died young.
Flynn will executive produce the series…and may I suggest Margo Martindale as Adora?