3 April 2013 12:37 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Crime novelist Gillian Flynn broke through last summer in a major way with her third novel Gone Girl. The missing persons thriller was a must-read for any self-respecting bookworm. But before Gone Girl scored its movie deal, an adaptation of Flynn's previous.and likewise celebrated.book, Dark Places, was already in the works. In February, Charlize Theron signed on to play the film's female lead, and earlier this week Chloe Moretz entered into talks for the mysterious role of Diondra. (Warning: looking for details on this character leads to spoilers.) Today Deadline reports Nicholas Hoult, who recently fronted Warm Bodies and Jack the Giant Slayer, has joined the growing ensemble. Theron will star as Libby Day, a lonely woman who twenty-five years before narrowly escaped the horrific murder spree that took her mother and sisters, and left her brooding teen brother the only suspect. The novel begins in the present, »

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