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It looks like Gillian Flynn is Hollywood's hot new author. Even though she's only written three novels to date, "Gone Girl" has David Fincher kicking the tires on the director's chair, "Sharp Objects" is brewing over at Blumhouse ("Paranormal Activity," "Insidious") and "Dark Places" has already attracted the attention of Amy Adams. And while the actress has moved on from the developing movie, a no less talented name may be taking her place. Deadline reports that Charlize Theron is now circling the lead role. The story centers on Libby Day, who witnesses her family get murdered as a teenager, and testifies against her brother when he is tried for the crime. 25 years later, Libby is brought before the secretive, crime solving Kill Club who want to uncover the truth about what happened. Sounds promising, but everything is a bit tenuous it seems. Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the man behind the sleeper hit. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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