Amy Adams returns home to solve a murder in trailer for HBO’s Sharp Objects

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

It's getting hard to keep up with all the excellent limited series on the various networks, but I know that I'm going to be sure to carve out some time for HBO's Sharp Objects. Based upon the novel by Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL), Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams 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 of Gillian Flynn's previous novels 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 series looks positively eerie, and although Amy Adams is clearly the star, I feel like Patricia Clarkson will be quite the standout.

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 on July 8, 2018.

Source: HBO

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