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 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. (more…)