Due mid-2018, miniseries “Sharp Objects” has been adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn of “Gone Girl” fame.
“Mama said she saw a ghost once. I’m not scared of them ghosts. Are you?”
Amy Adams doesn’t say a word throughout the first trailer for “Sharp Objects” but she helps reflect the tone of HBO’s new thriller series: somber and oppressive.
“Sharp Objects” sees her become specialist reporter Camille Preaker, recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital, and back in her home town in order to investigate the murder of two young girls.
In doing so she must revisit her relationship with her mother (Patricia Clarkson, “House of Cards” season 5 & 6,) and establish one with her young half-sister (Eliza Scanlen, “Home and Away.”)
The eight episode miniseries adapts Gillian Flynn’s debut novel.
After 2006’s “Sharp Objects,” she went on to write 2009’s “Dark Places” and then 2012’s “Gone Girl,” which she then adapted as a 2014 film starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck; directed by David Fincher.
Similarly, “Sharp Objects” has attracted Jean-Marc Vallée, director of “Big Little Lies” season 1, “Wild” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Amy Adams has been nominated for an Oscar six times, most recently for “American Hustle” in 2014. Her role in 2016’s “Arrival” saw her put forward for the Golden Globe’s Best Actress award.
She guest-starred as Katy on three episodes of “The Office”‘s US edition in 2004 and 2005. Prior to that, TV appearances included “Dr. Vegas,” “The West Wing,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “King of the Hill.”