Entertainment One has taken out Sharp Objects, a marquee drama series package based on a book by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn that includes Amy Adams as star, UnReal co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner, Wild helmer Jean-Marc Vallée as director and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Sinister) as an executive producer. I hear the project is being shopped to cable and streaming networks. eOne, which serves as a studio on the show, declined comment.
The serialized drama is an adaptation of Flynn’s debut thriller novel Sharp Objects. It originated as a feature years ago at Alliance Films, which had optioned the book for Blumhouse with Adams rumored to star. Alliance was acquired by eOne a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, the project, shepherded by Blumhouse, morphed into a TV series.
Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who, fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, is sent to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls where she has to reconnect with her estranged mother and half-sister.
Noxon, who also created Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, wrote the pilot script based on the book and will serve as showrunner. Flynn will be a writer on the potential series. The two executive produce with Adams, Vallée, who is currently working on HBO’s Big Little Lies, and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum and Charles Layton. Vallée’s producing partner Nathan Ross is a co-executive producer. At Blumhouse, the project is overseen by head of TV Jessica Rhoades.
Five-time Oscar nominee Adams will next be seen reprising her role as Lois Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The project was packaged by WME. Adams is managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.