Sharp Objects has some new company. Deadline reports Will Chase, Jackson Hurst, and Jennifer Aspen have joined the upcoming HBO series.
Based on the book by Gillian Flynn, the drama stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a crime reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls. The HBO series is being written by Marti Noxon and directed by Jean Marc Vallée.
Chase will play Bob Nash, the hot tempered father of Ann Nash, Wind Gap’s first murder victim. He’s estranged from his wife, supporting his three other kids, and it has taken its toll on him. Hurst is Kirk Lacey, a man with big dreams who got stuck in his small town, a place which reminds him of his futility and a shameful incident from his past. Aspen will portray Jeannie Keene, the mother of John and Natalie Keene. Her decision to move from Philadelphia to Wind Gap has proven disastrous — her husband has left, her daughter is missing and her only son is rumored to be the prime suspect. In addition to Adams, they join previously announced cast Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Madison Davenport, Chris Messina and Taylor John Smith.”
What do you think? Have you read Sharp Objects? Will you watch the HBO series?