After a reportedly strong 24-hour bidding war, General has secured the actual rights to the next function film based on a history by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. However unlike Gone Girl, the author’ersus latest effort is really a short story, helping to make the bidding conflict even more interesting — although it’s not that curious since Gone Girl ended up being such a huge strike (the less explained about the mediocre difference of Flynn’s Dark Places, the better). The new story can be titled The Grownup, and it’s available on Amazon should you just can’t await Universal’s adaptation hitting theaters, or if you’ng been jonesing to read newer and more effective Flynn.
Variety reports that Widespread nabbed the rights in order to Flynn’s The Grownup after a warmed up 24 hours in which Paramount, TriStar and 20th Century Fox all vied for the protection under the law to the short history. Universal’s Michael Delaware Luca will produce, with Natalie Krinsky (Gossip Girl) set to adapt.
The Grownup will be Flynn’s subversive and expectedly dark take on your classic ghost narrative, and centers on any con woman which masquerades as a palm audience and agrees to aid a troubled buyer at her residence. The woman informs the actual con artist which her family has recently been plagued by a haunting at home, and asks her to perform an exorcism. That’azines when things take a sharp turn for the worse, exacerbated through the woman’s stepson and his unsettling behavior.
Flynn’s narrative originally appeared inside George R.Third. Martin’s Rogues anthology under the name What Do You Do?, and it’s unclear what — when any —involvement Flynn will have with the latest big screen adaptation of her work.
In addition to Gone Girl and also Dark Places, Flynn’s debut story Sharp Objects is also in progress as a miniseries for Life with Mad Men vet in addition to unREAL creator Marti Noxon.