Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Being Developed for TV With Marti Noxon, Jason Blum

“Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn has yet another adaptation in the pipeline. Her debut novel “Sharp Objects” is being developed as a one-hour serialized drama with Marti Noxon on board as showrunner and writer and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum and Charles Layton to executive produce.

Entertainment One Television will develop and produce with Flynn serving as an executive producer. Blumhouse Productions will also produce.

“Sharp Objects” follows a reporter who has to cover the murder of two preteen girls in her hometown following a brief stint in a psych hospital. The novel has won two of Britain’s Dagger Awards and was an Edgar Award finalist.

Entertainment One Television CEO John Morayniss and exec VP US scripted television Michael Rosenberg will oversee the project for the company. EOne Television will handle worldwide distribution.

Flynn is perhaps best known for her most recent novel, best-seller “Gone Girl.” It’s being developed to film by 20th Century Fox, with David Fincher directing and Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike starring. It’s set to bow Oct. 3 and the newest trailer for the drama dropped Monday.

Another novel of Flynn’s, “Dark Places,” is also headed to film. It recently wrapped production and stars Charlize Theron.

Noxon has two television projects coming out later this year: Bravo’s “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” and Lifetime’s “Un-Real.” She has worked as writer and showrunner on such series as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Mad Men,” “Glee” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Film credits include “I Am Number Four,” “Fright Night” and the upcoming “Tink.”

Blumhouse, mostly known for horror movie series including “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “The Purge” and “Sinister,” has been boosting its TV presence. The company is working on “Ascension” for Syfy and “Eye Candy” for MTV.

Flynn is represented by WME, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein, PC. Noxon is represented by WME and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

 

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