Looking around for the best of psychological thrillers lands you on the door of Gillian Flynn. The author has penned three books, to date, and all of them have managed to have the same effect on the readers as a good old Stephen King novel does. You’ll be on the edge of your seat and you’ll be scared to the bone- a disclaimer of this sort should come with her books, and it also should have been attached to HBO’s adaptation of ‘Sharp Objects‘. One of the best shows of 2018, it is the story that grips you from the beginning and doesn’t let go of its hold until your mind and body are completely exhausted by the grim tale you just witnessed.
Sharp Objects Cast: Who’s in it?
The cast of ‘Sharp Objects’ is led by Amy Adams. She plays the role of Camille Preaker, a troubled reporter who returns to her hometown in order to investigate a series of murders. Sophia Lillis plays the younger Camille. The star of the show, Adams is one of the most talented actresses of this time. She has been nominated for six Academy Awards (why is it being kept from her, by the way?) and is a recipient of two Golden Globes. Some of her best-known works include ‘Enchanted’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Arrival‘ and ‘Vice’.
The wonderful Patricia Clarkson plays the role of Adora, Camille’s mother. She is a socialite and exhibits controlling behaviour. She is an Academy Award-nominated actress and is best known for her roles in ‘High Art’, ‘The Green Mile‘, ‘Pieces of April’, ‘Six Feet Under’ and ‘The Party’. She is also the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Eliza Scanlen, the true revelation of ‘Sharp Objects’, plays the role of Amma, Camille’s teenage step-sister. This was Scanlen’s first major role and she doesn’t have many credits to her name yet. However, after the success of the show and the praise that she has received for her portrayal of a psychopathic killer, Scalen’s future is nothing if not bright. She is set to star alongside Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of ‘Little Women’. She has also joined the cast of ‘The Devil All the TIme’ and will share the screen with Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.
Chris Messina appears in the role of Detective Richard Willis who comes to Wind Gap to investigate the murders and becomes interested in Camille’s and her family’s history. Messina is known for his roles in ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘Julie and Julia’, ‘Argo‘, ‘The Newsroom’ and ‘Damages’.