Patricia Clarkson has joined the cast of HBO's new Sharp Objects TV series adaptation.
The show, which is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, has reportedly signed-up the Six Feet Under star for a starring role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sharp Objects follows reporter Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams, who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two young girls.
Camille has just left a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself identifying with the young victims as she tries to put together a psychological puzzle from her past.
Clarkson has apparently been cast as Camille's mother Adora Crellin, whom the reporter has not spoken to for years and is herself haunted by the death of a daughter many decades before.
Her daughter's re-appearance also threatens her sanity and sobriety, and she shows overbearing protection for her youngest daughter Amma.
The script will be co-penned by author Flynn, while Dallas Buyers' Club's Jean-Marc Vallée is set to helm the show. Jason Blum and Charles Layton will also executive produce.
Alongside Sharp Objects, Clarkson was recently cast in an unspecified role in the upcoming fifth series of House of Cards alongside Campbell Scott.
The actress has played a variety of roles over the years, notably Sarah O'Connor in Six Feet Under, and also earned an Oscar nomination for Pieces of April.
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