Three months ahead of the premiere of Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl movie at Fox, eOne Television said today that it will develop and produce her first novel Sharp Objects as a one-hour drama series. Marti Noxon will serve as showrunner/writer on the project, while Flynn will be an executive producer (she adapted her own book for Gone Girl). Blumhouse Productions is producing and Jason Blum and Charles Layton will also executive produce, extending that shingle’s relationship with eOne which produced Blumhouse’s Sinister and Insidious films. eOne Television CEO John Morayniss and EVP US Scripted Television Michael Rosenberg will oversee the drama sereis for eOne, which is handling worldwide distribution.

Sharp ObjectsSharp Objects, published by Crown in 2006, centers on reporter Camille Preaker, who after a short stay at a psych hospital must return to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls — and deal with her neurotic, hypochondriac mother and the half-sister she barely knows. She must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story and survive the homecoming.

Noxon, whose credits include writing and showrunning Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee and Grey’s Anatomy, most recently created the drama series Girlfriends Guide To Divorce at Bravo and Un-Real at Lifetime, both of which are slated for this year. Her feature credits include I Am Number Four, Fright Night and the upcoming Tink.

Iggy
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Hate to drop a turd in the punch bowl, but Marti Noxon isn't a network exec. And...
darlingb
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2 months
Loved the book, and it could actually make a great series in Noxon's talented hands. Very excited...
Hamlet
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2 months
Marti is not only one of the most talented writers today, she's also one of the nicest....

Flynn is repped by WME, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency and Jackoway Tyerman. Noxon is represented by WME and Hansen, Jacobson.