Anybody who saw It could tell you Sophia Lillis, the actress who played Beverly Marsh, is destined for great things. The scene-stealing young performer captivated audiences with her on-screen honesty in the Stephen King story, and when we see Sophia Lillis in Sharp Objects, next year’s limited HBO series, she’ll apparently be raking in some serious dough. TMZ is reporting that the 15-year-old will earn at least $50,000 for playing a younger version of Amy Adams’ character in yet another spooky book-to-movie adaptation.
In Sharp Objects, Adams will play Camille Preaker.
Camille is a reporter fresh out of a psychiatric hospital who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls and gets caught up in her own haunted past. Lillis will play Camille as a child (and of course she will; the resemblance between the two actresses is pretty uncanny). The series is based on the dark thriller of the same name by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, so we’re going to go ahead and expect psychological twists and disturbing turns in every episode.
News that Adams had signed on for the project broke in early 2016 when most of us were probably still recovering from that Rosamund Pike/Neil Patrick Harris scene in Gone Girl. Adding to the buzz: Marti Noxon — producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, and Glee fame — will serve as showrunner and write the series’ first script, with Big Little Lies’ Jean-Marc Vallée directing. Lillis’ role was announced in May 2017.
With a team like this, it sounds like this could be a definite addition to your must-watch list!
By the time the show debuts in June 2018, Lillis may already be a big star. In addition to Sharp Objects, she’s also set to appear in a short film called Tiny Mammals, and we imagine she’ll have added a few more titles to her acting resume, too. Honestly, the girl deserves it: Not only is she super talented, she came face-to-face with Pennywise the Clown and survived — and that’s no easy feat.