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Amy Adams to Star in Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ TV Adaptation

Amy Adams will star in “Sharp Objects,” the television adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Variety has confirmed. She has also signed on to exec produce the potential series.

Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild”) has been tapped to direct the drama, which has Marti Noxon on board as showrunner and writer, alongside Flynn who’s attached as a writer and exec producer. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum and Charles Layton are also exec producers. Entertainment One is the studio.

Insiders tell Variety that eOne has taken the project out on multiple pitch meetings this week to cable networks and streaming platforms.

Sharp Objects” follows a reporter (played by Adams) who has to cover the murder of two preteen girls in her hometown following a brief stint in a psych hospital.

The project marks Adams’ first starring role for the small screen, though before shooting up to super-stardom, the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated actress had small roles on “The Office,” “Smallville” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.

For Vallée, the series will follow another TV project for the director, who’s directing HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley. Noxon, who penned the pilot script based on Flynn’s novel, is highly in demand lately as the co-creator of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed “UnReal” and creator of Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.”

Flynn’s other novel “Gone Girl” was of course adapted for a feature, which starred Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck.

“Sharp Objects” will also be co-exec produced by Nathan Ross, and at Blumhouse, the project is being overseen by head of TV Jessica Rhoades.

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