Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' Looks Just as Twisty and Heart-Pounding as 'Gone Girl'

It might be the satanic cult factor.

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Update, 7/17: In this first scene from the screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Dark Places, Charlize Theron tells Corey Stoll he is full of shit because she is convinced he really did violently murder their mother and sisters. He doesn't really say anything in return, because how do you even come back from that? 

Update, 6/18: Ah, okay. So Christina Hendricks is the mom in Gillian Flynn's Dark Places and Chloë Grace Moretz is the precocious teenage love interest who just so happens to belong to a satanic cult that maaaaybe performs human sacrifice Wednesdays in an abandoned barn. Cool.

The newest trailer for the film, out Aug. 7, sheds some more light on the plot (if you haven't read the book yet), while still reserving 98 percent of its Hitchcock-ian mystery for paying customers. Well, you got me, Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Watch the extended teaser here.

Original post, 3/6: Another of Gillian Flynn's books has been adapted for the big screen, and it's going to be one hell of an emotional roller coaster—again.

In Dark Places, eight-year-old Libby Day implicates her brother in the murders of her mother and sisters, which continues to haunt her 30 years later when she's an adult played by Charlize Theron. One day, Nicholas Hoult and his "Kill Club" of unsolved-case junkies approach her and plant the idea in her head that her brother might not be so guilty after all. Commence the nervous-making orchestral arrangement and the sense that nothing is as it seems.

Christina Hendricks and Chloë Grace Moretz are also in this, and they're probably playing characters who've got checkered pasts/skeletons hanging out in their closets too. Watch the trailer below, and keep your eyes peeled for a U.S. release date.

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