Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams may be heading to the small screen. The “Big Eyes” star has signed on to play the lead role in a TV adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel “Sharp Objects.” Flynn is the author and screenwriter behind “Gone Girl.”
“Sharp Objects” centers on Camille Preaker, a young reporter living in Chicago who was recently treated at a psych hospital for self-harm. She reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown, Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of two pre-teen girls.
Adams would exec produce the potential series, as would Flynn. The latter is also inked in as a writer.
Marti Noxon (“UnREAL,” “Mad Men”) is tapped to serve as the showrunner and a writer. Fun fact: Noxon was a co-executive producer on the fifth season of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which Adams appeared in.
Variety reports that the studio behind the project, Entertainment One, pitched the project to multiple cable networks and streaming platforms last week. With Adams’ star power and the off-screen talents of Noxon and Flynn, it seems like it won’t be long until “Sharp Objects” finds a home.