UnREAL creator and former Mad Men writer Marti Noxon has been developing a series based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, for a couple of years now. But the project only really began to pick up steam recently as Amy Adams signed on to headline the series with Demolition director Jean-Marc Vallee attached to helm. Although previously speculated that the series could end up joining UnREAL on Lifetime, HBO has officially secured the television rights, adding a little extra prestige to the equation.
After years of working on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men and UnREAL (which she also created), Marti Noxon is finally ready to make her directorial debut — and not just any ol’ movie project will do. Noxon is set to helm To the Bone, a drama based on her own personal struggles with anorexia, and she’s already begun building an excellent cast.
Following the success of David Fincher’s acclaimed Gone Girl adaptation, the long-developing series based on Gillian Flynn’s first novel, Sharp Objects, is finally picking up some steam with unREAL co-creator Marti Noxon as showrunner. Not only has Noxon found her leading lady in Amy Adams, but she’s also tapped Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee to helm, with Jason Blum of Blumhouse producing and Flynn herself on board to write. That’s quite the killer lineup.
Until recently, the video game character Lara Croft was as well known for her bust as she was for any tomb raiding she took part in. And though her video game franchise 'Tomb Raider' was very popular and spawned two movie spin-offs, the creators were aware that it might be time to not make her such a fetish object for their latest game. That thought process is also being applied to the new movie version of 'Tomb Raider,' as the producers have hired Marti Noxon to work on the script.
Marti Noxon has written her fair share of film and television scripts. She's well-respected for what she's churned out over the years between 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' 'Mad Men' and the recent 'Fright Night' remake. Now Showtime is looking to take advantage of the popular screenwriter's talents as they tap her for an unlikely comedy.