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A Conversation with Gillian Flynn

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

Release Date: 05/05/2021

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This week on On Story we’ll hear from Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn.

Gillian Flynn is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, for which she wrote the Golden Globe-nominated screenplay. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. Flynn later adapted and executive produced the Emmy-nominated SHARP OBJECTS for HBO in 2018, which starred Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. Also in 2018, Flynn co-wrote, with director Steve McQueen, the screenplay for the heist thriller WIDOWS, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Erivo. Most recently, Flynn wrote and executive produced UTOPIA for Amazon. I spoke with Gillian Flynn at the 2020 Austin Film Festival about her creative process of writing across mediums and adapting her own work. 

Clips of Gone Girl & Widows courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation & Regency Entertainment

Clips of Sharp Objects courtesy of Warner Brothers Television & HBO

Clips of Dark Places courtesy of A24 & Denver & Delilah Films