Hollywood deal making isn’t just about self-published erotica these days. Gillian Flynn’s major breakout, Gone Girl, was the subject of a major rights auction, resulting in a 7-figure deal to 20th Century Fox, with Reese Witherspoon producing.
All three of Flynn’s books have been optioned. Dark Places (RH/Crown) is moving along; Amy Adams will to star and Gilles Paquet-Brenner direct (Word and Film recently interviewed Flynn about that project). Flynn’s first novel, Sharp Objects (RH/Broadway), was optioned by Alliance Films and has a producer, but no director or cast yet.