Gillian Flynn has written three novels primed for the big screen
Bestselling author Gillian Flynn has signed with WME, which will represent her for film, TV and adaptations of her novels, the agency announced on Monday. Two movies based on Flynn’s novels are already on the way, with a third in the works.
David Fincher will direct “Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, for Fox. The book is the most recent of Flynn’s novels and also her top seller, with more than 3 millions copies sold since its release last summer.
Pike will play a wife who disappears and Affleck the husband blamed for her absence.
Flynn’s previous novel, “Dark Places,” is about to enter production with Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace-Moretz. Exclusive Media is producing the thriller with Mandalay Vision, Cuatro Plus Films and France’s Huge Production.
Flynn’s first novel, “Sharp Objects,” is the furthest from the big screen. Microbudget wizard Jason Blum will produce, but it still lacks a director.
Stephanie Rostan at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency continues to represent Flynn for publishing, while Karl Austen is her attorney.
Flynn is also writing a pilot for HBO.