If you pay attention to the popular book scene, you’ve probably recently heard of Gillian Flynn. She’s the mastermind author behind Gone Girl which was a number one New York Times Best Seller. That book of hers is being turned into a movie and receiving much deserved attention. Lesser talked about right now is the fact that one of Flynn’s other books, Dark Places, is also being turned into a movie.
Dark Places is the story of Libby Day who survived the murder of her family. As a young girl, she testified against her brother, Ben, naming him as the murderer. It was theorized during the trial that Ben must have been part of a satanic worshipping group. Fast forward to Libby being in her thirties and she meets a man named Lyle (to be played by Nicholas Hoult of Warm Bodies). Lyle is a part of a club that obsesses over murders. They convince Libby to rethink everything she knows as truth about that horrific day.
Actress Charlize Theron has been confirmed to play Libby Day. Theron was most recently in Snow White and the Huntsman as Ravenna. On August 26th, Theron that the first day of shooting was wrapped.
Most recently announced to the cast is actress Chloë Moretz who is no stranger to violent film scripts. Moretz was a star in both the Kick-Ass franchise and Texas Killing Fields, and can be seen next in a remake of Stephen King’s Carrie. Her talent will be used this time around to play the young Diondra, Ben’s girlfriend from back before everything went wrong. Another actress will play a “present” day Diondra. This is great news because it means writer, director Gilles Pacquet-Brenner (of Sarah’s Key) has a plan for realistically portraying the way the novel skips between past and present narratives.
As of now the planned release date for Dark Places is set for September 2014. That’s plenty of time to read the book and get ready before this mystery thriller hits the big screen. In the meantime. don’t forget to check back at The Daily Quirk for more information as we find it!