‘Sharp Objects’ Trailer: An Unstable Amy Adams Returns to Her Creepy Southern Roots (Video)

First look at adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s cutting novel has some serious edge

HBO is going deeper into the dark with its upcoming TV adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects.” Dark, with a hint of Southern twang.

The premium cable network has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the limited series — due for a July premiere — which centers around Amy Adams, who plays a mentally unstable reporter going back to her small hometown to investigate a series of murders.

“We need to talk about your daughters. One of them is dangerous, the other one’s in danger,” a man says in a voiceover to actress Patricia Clarkson, who plays Adams’ mother in the drama. We’re not sure which daughter Adams is, but either way, it doesn’t sound like a great situation to be in.

The rest of the haunting footage includes scenes of two girls twirling in front of the headlights of a car, Adams’ character playing with a razor blade and then jumps to a moment where she falls to the ground in the woods.

“Sharp Objects” is directed by HBO favorite Jean-Marc Vallee (the Emmy-award winner who was behind the camera for the first season of “Big Little Lies”). It also stars Chris Messina and Elizabeth Perkins.

Watch the trailer above.

“Sharp Objects” premieres on HBO in July.