Currently shooting on location in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dark Places is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel and stars Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, Monster), Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, X-Men: First Class, Jack the Giant Slayer), Chloe Moretz (upcoming Carrie, Hugo, Kick-Ass), Emmy Award nominated actress Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris, House of Cards), and Tye Sheridan (upcoming Joe, Mud, The Tree of Life).
Drea de Matteo, who will play Krissi Cates, is best known for playing Adriana in HBO's five time Golden Globe winning TV series The Sopranos, earning her a Golden Globe Nomination and winning her an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Matteo's other TV credits include Friends' spinoff Joey opposite Matt LeBlanc, ABC's Golden Globe winning Desperate Housewives and Golden Globe winning Sons of Anarchy. Her film credits include Allen Hughes' segment in New York, I Love You opposite Bradley Cooper.
Producers Nigel Sinclair and Guy East released the following statement about the project.
"In the hands of such an accomplished team of creative filmmakers, the cast for Dark Places is shaping up to be a tour de force line up of exceptional performers who will bring a wealth of appeal to an already distinguished project. We could not be happier."
Written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah's Key), Dark Places is co-financed by Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films. Exclusive Media is producing with Stéphane Marsil of Hugo Films, Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah Productions partners Beth Kono and A.J. Dix; and Mandalay's Cathy Schulman and Matthew Rhodes. Exclusive Media's Matt Jackson will produce, with the company's Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Tobin Armbrust and Alexis Brunner Executive Producing. Peter Safran will also serve as an Executive Producer.
Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby's mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw - or didn't see - the night of the tragedy.
The novel Dark Places was published in 2009 and was listed on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than 25 weeks. The book was also shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and won the Dark Scribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year. Gillian Flynn is one of today's leading suspense writers with her current novel, Gone Girl, spending eight weeks at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction best-seller list of The New York Times. Gone Girl has sold more than two million copies in print and digital formats.
Drea de Matteo is repped by Untitled Entertainment and The Gersh Agency.
Dark Places comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Shannon Kook-Chun. The film is directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.