Before David Fincher’s Gone Girl even hit theaters, producers were scrambling to option other material from its author. Gillian Flynn might have published only three novels, but they’re each as deliciously twisted as the last. Whereas Gone Girl investigated the ruptured center of an insane marriage, Dark Places explores the dark beating heart of a misguided youngster. To mark the film’s imminent worldwide premiere in France, the first poster has arrived, which you can see in all its glory – along with the synopsis – below.
The adaptation bagged Sarah’s Key helmer Gilles Paquet-Brenner to direct and an impressive cast to star. Charlize Theron toplines the movie as Libby Day, a woman who witnesses the horrific ritualistic murder of her family as a teenager and testifies against her brother for the killings. Twenty-five years later, a group of over-zealous serial killer enthusiasts try to convince her that her brother was in fact, innocent.
Co-starring Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Sterling Jerins and Christina Hendricks, Dark Places will have its worldwide premiere in Paris on March 30th. It will open in France on April 8th, with no US release date confirmed at the time of writing.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.