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Gone Girl Writer’s First Novel Is Heading to TV

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The best-selling author's debut novel, Sharp Objects, is being made into a television series

As the world waits with bated breath for the big-screen adaptation of Gone Girl, which hits theaters in October, Gillian Flynn fans just got something else to look forward to: The best-selling author’s debut novel is heading to the small screen.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Entertainment One Television is in the process of adapting Flynn’s novel, Sharp Objects, into a one-hour serialized drama. The 2006 novel is a dark, psychological thriller in the vein of Gone Girl, about a journalist who is sent back to her home town in Missouri to report on the murders of two young girls. Flynn has signed on to executive produce the show, along with Jason Blum and Charles Layton, which is bound to make fans happy. Also a good sign is the fact that Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Marti Noxon has agreed to write the script and will also serve as the series’ showrunner.

And let’s not forget that Flynn’s second novel, 2009’s Dark Places, is also being made into a film starring Charlize Theron. It will open in theaters on Sept. 1. All around, it’s a good year for Flynn — and her fans.



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