The first trailer for HBO’s adaptation of Sharp Objects dropped tonight during the season two premiere of Westworld and it is definitely haunting. Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel by the same name, the limited series stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a journalist who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls only to find herself identifying with the young victims too closely.
The trailer above gives a taste of the eight-episode limited series from Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television with flashes of scenes that definitely reflect that of Flynn’s Gone Girl storytelling. The series also stars Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven. Jean-Marc Vallée, who also directed HBO’s Big Little Lies, helms all eight episodes written by Flynn and Marti Noxon, who also serves as showrunner.
Noxon, Flynn, Vallée and Adams executive produce Sharp Objects with Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades as well as Vallée’s producing partner Nathan Ross. The book spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, won two of Britain’s Dagger Awards and was shortlisted for an Edgar Award.
Sharp Objects is set to premiere on HBO in July.