Feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan. Written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
‘Dark Places’ tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
The novel ‘Dark Places’ was published in 2009 and was listed on The New York Times’ Best Seller List for more than 25 weeks. The book was also shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and won the Dark Scribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year. Gillian Flynn is one of today’s leading suspense writers with her current novel, ‘Gone Girl,’ spending eight weeks at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction best-seller list of The New York Times. ‘Gone Girl’ has sold more than two million copies in print and digital formats.