Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult Drama ‘Dark Places’ Acquired by A24

Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, and Corey Stoll also star in the Gillian Flynn adaptation

Last Updated: November 13, 2014 @ 4:54 PM

A24 and DirecTV announced Friday that they have acquired all U.S. rights to “Dark Places,” an adaptation of the bestseller by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn starring Charlize Theron.

The film was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, wo also adapted Flynn’s novel for the screen.

“Dark Places” follows a woman (Theron) who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes. Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, Shannon Kook and Corey Stoll also star.

The film was produced by Cathy Schulman, Matthew Rhodes, Azim Bolkiah, Matt Jackson, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Charlize Theron and Stephane Marsil. Executive Producers include Jeff Rice, Jose Levy, Matthias Ehrenberg, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Tobin Armbrust, Jillian Longnecker, Ginger Sledge, and Peter Safran.

“Dark Places” will premiere exclusively for 30 days on DirecTV followed by a theatrical release