Chris Messina Cast as The Male Lead of HBO’s Drama Series ‘Sharp Objects’

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Actor-director Chris Messina poses for a portrait to promote his directorial debut of "Alex of Venice," at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 18, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

Deadline reported, Chris Messina has been cast as the male lead of HBO’s drama series Sharp Objects. He’s set to star as opposite Amy Adams.

Messina will play Detective Richard Willis, who was sent to investigate the murder of the young girl. He’ll there meet the character of Adams. Based on the best selling book of Gillian Flynn, the script is written by Marti Noxon while it’s directed by Jean Marc Vallée.

As of right now, HBO hasn’t slated a pilot date for Sharp Objects.