Sharp Objects Trailer: What to Expect in the Weeks Ahead

Lewis Collier
July 11, 2018

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Murder! HBO has set itself up to wrestle the cultural zeitgeist to the ground like it's a wild bull this summer by setting a release date for Flynn novel adaptation Sharp Objects. First off, it's based on a book by best-selling author Gillian Flynn, who also wrote 'Gone Girl', while it's from the director of 'Big Little Lies' (Jean-Marc Vallée) and the producers of 'Get Out' (Blumhouse Productions).

Preaker is a troubled woman sent to cover the violent killing of a preteen girl at the insistence of newsroom editor, Frank Curry (played by veteran actor, Miguel Sandoval). Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Early reviews indicate that the TV crime drama can simmer at times, but can also move at a snail's pace at others.

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This has all the makings of your next favourite TV show. "I'm getting ready to go back to do something on film now, and I'm like, 'How am I going to tell this?' Camille needed to be explored over eight episodes".

Amy Adams and Eliza Scanlen at the "Sharp Objects" after party.

"You know, of course I respect if somebody needs to be quiet or have silence, but for the most part I like to laugh".

This is clearly a big project for HBO as evidenced by all the executive producer cooks in the kitchen: Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Jason Blum, Nathan Ross, Charles Layton, Jessica Rhoades, Gregg Fienberg, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold. It will be interesting to see, especially after so much buzz, if lightning strikes twice in the case of a season 2 for Sharp Objects. Tormented by her past and seeking refuge through alcohol, Camille joins Detective Richard Willis (Chris Messina) and Chief of Police Vickery (Matt Craven) in following leads around town that might shed light on the fate of the most recent missing girl.

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