Watch the Trailer for Gillian Flynn’s SHARP OBJECTS

Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn’s debut novel about a journalist who goes back to her hometown to report on the murders of young girls, is coming to HBO as a limited series this summer. It stars Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina. Like Flynn’s other novels, Sharp Objects tackles the “unlikable woman” protagonist; however, Camille Preaker (Adams) is outdone by her overbearing, deeply weird mother (Clarkson) and her younger, doppelganger half-sister Amma (Eliza Scanlen).

I am really excited about this limited series because Sharp Objects, in my opinion, is Flynn’s creepiest novel. Reading it years ago, I remember feeling almost claustrophobic at times when Camille and her formerly estranged mother interact. Adams is perfect for the role, and I always love seeing Chris Messina in anything (especially since he’ll be playing a detective in this…yes, please!).

Sharp Objects, like Flynn’s other books, deserves a trigger warning: be prepared for violence, self-harm, and abuse.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

Sharp Objects will air on HBO in July of 2018.

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