It was supposed to be a big deal: a film adaptation of a book by Gillian Flynn, the author and screenwriter behind David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” boasting a stacked cast featuring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks and Chloe Grace Moretz. It made two of our most anticipated lists in 2014 and 2015 (it took that long to come out) and sounded like an awards contender. But “Dark Places” will be released quietly in France soon with very little buzz. So is it a clunker? We’ll see when A24 drops it stateside later this year. Here’s the official synopsis:
A feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, “Dark Places” tells the story of Libby Day, a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event.
Meanwhile, 20 new photos have arrived. Co-starring Drea de Matteo, Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Sterling Jerins, Tye Sheridan and Shannon Kook, and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (“Sarah’s Key”), “Dark Places” opens on April 8th in France. No U.S. release date has been set yet. Check out the photos below.