The Hollywood Reporter has a series of interviews this week with some famous writers which books are going to be produced/turned into movies. Gillian Flynn (which has three of her books being in production, including Dark Places that will star Amy Adams) gave an interview in which she talks about Amy casting:
THR: What’s the status of the Sharp Objects and Dark Places adaptations?
Flynn: Dark Places is the closest; we want to start filming this winter. Sharp Objects has a producer, Jason Blum, and right now we are just trying to find the right director.
THR: Did you have a hand in casting Amy Adams in Dark Places?
Flynn: Not at all. I had many conversations with [Paquet-Brenner], and I really clicked with him. I had seen several of his other movies and thought he would be very well suited. From the beginning, he loved Amy, whom he pursued.
THR: Did you think she was the right fit for the role?
Flynn: Absolutely. I don’t tend to think of actors while writing, but as soon as he mentioned her name — I had seen The Fighter, and [the character] Libby Day in Dark Places has a kind of rough edge and rawness to her that I thought Amy could totally pull off.
Read the whole interview at The Hollywood Reporter website.