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Amy Adams confronts her demons in teaser for HBO's Sharp Objects

Following the adaptation of both "Gone Girl" and "Dark Places," Gillian Flynn's debut novel "Sharp Objects" is set to join them as an eight-episode limited series on HBO. Amy Adams stars as Camille Preaker, a crime reporter fresh out of a stay at a psych hospital who returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of two little girls. Staying at her childhood home, Camille is reunited with her mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson) as well as her spoiled half-sister Amma (Eliza Scanlen), forcing her to confront some very personal demons.

As both "Gone Girl" and "Dark Places" were adapted into feature-films, it was expected that "Sharp Objects" would follow suit, but Gillian Flynn told Entertainment Weekly last year that she was "really nervous it would just turn into a horror movie and lose a lot of the nuance. The mystery is as much about who Camille is and what happened in this town as it is about the murders." Developed by Marti Noxon (UnREAL) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies), the teaser trailer for Sharp Object looks full of enough brooding potential that we can probably toss the series onto our increasingly large pile of prestigious mystery shows.

The official synopsis for Sharp Objects:

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.

Sharp Objects will debut on HBO this July.

Source: HBO

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