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Amy Adams Investigates a Haunting in HBO Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

The first teaser trailer for the new HBO miniseries Sharp Objects is here, and the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s book has all the ingredients for a compelling and horrifying thriller—a horrific murder, a Victorian mansion, and some eerie young girls that judging from the trailer might also be ghosts? Warning: self-harm appears to play a significant role in the story and while the act isn’t explicitly shown there are images of self-harm items and scars that some might want to avoid/be aware of.

While Amy Adams is enough to convince me to see almost anything, the miniseries also boasts Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée and includes Get Out‘s Blumhouse Productions as a producer. The cast also includes Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven.

The synopsis for the 2006 Sharp Objects novel reads:

“Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.”

The story seems like it’ll just as, if not more frightening than Gone Girl. You can read an excerpt hereSharp Objects comes to HBO July 2018. Are you going to check it out?

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