‘Sharp Objects’ TV Adaptation Starts Filming In March | TV News
Gillian Flynn‘s novels have been hot property as of late. The success of the David Fincher‘s cinematic adaptation of Gone Girl led to another movie – the less than stellar Dark Places – but the adaptation of her first novel, Sharp Objects, is getting the TV treatment instead.
Amy Adams is set to star in the adaptation, which has now been revealed will begin shooting in March. Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild) will direct each of the eight episodes, and recently shed some light on how the series came to fruition:
“It was supposed to be a movie first, but Marti Noxon is the guilty one. She’s the one that went to eOne because eOne had the rights, and then they went to HBO. She went to Gillian, eOne and HBO and said, ‘This is a TV series. This is not a film. Here’s why.’ She had a plan and a vision, and here we are, shooting eight episodes. We’re starting very soon”.
Marti Noxon is the writer of shows such as Mad Men and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, so naturally she has a ton of experience and pull when it comes to advancing projects, which will hopefully serve her well in adapting Flynn’s novel. If she can bring the same success to Sharp Objects as those two shows had, the the adaptation will be a huge success. Interestingly, Gone Girl, the best adaptation so far, had Flynn herself write the screenplay. Something to consider?
Vallée went on to confirm that shooting specifically starts on Monday, March 6, with HBO hoping to premiere the series sometime in 2018.