HBO’s set a July 2018 premiere date for the limited series Sharp Objects starring five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams. The eight episode limited series will debut on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT.
In addition to Amy Adams, the cast of HBO’s Sharp Objects includes Patricia Clarkson (House of Cards, the Maze Runner films), Chris Messina (The Mindy Project), Eliza Scanlen (Home and Away), Elizabeth Perkins (This Is Us), and Matt Craven (NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service). Henry Czerny (Revenge), Taylor John Smith (American Crime), Sophia Lillis (It), and Madison Davenport (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) co-star.
Author Gillian Flynn co-wrote the scripts with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce). Flynn’s also involved in the limited series as an executive producer along with Noxon, Amy Adams, Jason Blum, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Nathan Ross, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Gregg Fienberg and Jean-Marc Vallée. Jean-Marc Vallée directed the limited series, and series creator Marti Noxon is the showrunner. Co-executive producer Vince Calandra, co-producer Scott Brown, consulting producer Alex Metcalf, Ariella Blejer, and Dawn Kamoche also worked as writers on the series.
Along with starring in HBO’s Sharp Objects, Amy Adams has been keeping busy with writer/director Adam McKay’s Backseat co-starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, and Bill Pullman. (Bale and Adams previously co-starred in 2013’s American Hustle.) She’s attached to star in Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window and Pablo Larrain’s The True American.
The Plot: Based on the book of the same name by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.