News Briefs: Amy Adams Heads to TV for Thriller by 'Gone Girl' Author

News Briefs: Amy Adams Heads to TV for Thriller by 'Gone Girl' Author

Big Eyes

Sharp Objects: Amy Adams (Big Eyes, above) will star in the proposed television adaptation of Sharp Objects, the first novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Published in 2006, the novel follows a journalist who returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. Marti Noxon (UnREAL) is attached to the series as showrunner; Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) is set to direct the pilot episode, if the show gets picked up. [Variety]


Brant Daugherty

Fifty Shades Freed: Brant Daugherty (TV's Pretty Little Liars) will get very close to Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Freed, the third installment in the Fifty Shades series. Daughtery will portray a bodyguard for Anastasia Steele (Johnson). In addition to stars Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the supporting cast includes Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes and Rita Ora. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on February 9, 2018. [Deadline]


Gone Girl

In Darkness: Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl, above) will play a "fractured daughter" in support of Natalie Dormer (TV's Game of Thrones) in the thriller In Darkness. Dormer will star as a blind musician who hears a murder being committed and then gets dragged into the criminal underworld. Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac) will also star. Dormer wrote the screenplay with Anthony Byrne, who will direct. [Deadline]


Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer: It looks pretty bad for the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) in a new extended television spot for Alice Through the Looking Glass. No wonder Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has to go back in time to save him! Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen also star; look for the movie in theaters on May 27. [Movieclips]

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