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Gone Girl’s writer is working on a new HBO show

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Oscar nominee Amy Adams will star in Sharp Objects, a new HBO show based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, the writer of the tense psychological thriller Gone Girl. Adams will play a reporter tracking the murder of two young girls, while she deals with the aftermath of psychiatric treatment, and life back at home with her mother and younger sister.

Flynn — who wrote both the book and screenplay for Gone Girl — is working with regular Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer and producer Marti Noxon on a script for eight episodes of the show. Dallas Buyers Club director Marc Vallée will direct every episode, the second time he has worked with Hollywood A-listers for the network, having directed Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming Big Little Lies. HBO hasn't confirmed when the show will air yet, but Deadline reports there was strong interest in the project, with Netflix in particular looking to snap it up to bolster its growing roster of original programming.