‘Dark Places’ Clip Invites Charlize Theron to the Kill Club
If you live in France, the next Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult film you’ll see won’t be Mad Max: Fury Road — it’ll be Dark Places, the latest Gillian Flynn adaptation, which weirdly hasn’t been getting nearly as much attention as we thought it might, given the success of Gone Girl. Dark Places doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet (yeah, we have no idea), but a new clip has landed online to give you a little peek at what this new Flynn adaptation is all about.
Dark Places centers on Libby Day, who witnessed the murder of her family and helped send her brother to prison for it when she was a little girl. Now, 25 years later, a group of amateur sleuths (think Reddit, minus the unseemly stuff) who call themselves the Kill Club have summoned Libby to make an appearance — it’s there that she discovers that perhaps there’s more to the murder of her family than she previously thought.
You shouldn’t go into this expecting another Gone Girl. Dark Places is still very much a mystery thriller, but one that aims to explore our obsessions with the past and with finding the truth in true crime. If you’ve read Flynn’s novel, you’re just as curious as I am to see how this story translates to the big screen, although it’s a bit more straightforward than her other two novels.
Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the film also stars Christina Hendricks, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Corey Stoll and Drea de Matteo. Dark Places hits French theaters on April 8. Still no word on a U.S. release date.