Jean-Marc Vallee, who chose Barnesville as the backdrop for the HBO series “Sharp Objects’ in 2017, died suddenly over Christmas weekend at his cabin outside Quebec City, Canada. No cause of death was immediately reported.
Vallee chose Barnesville for the filming while driving from one potential location to another.
Vallee also produced and directed HBO’s “Big Little Lies’ and the acclaimed films “Wild’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ among other works.
UPDATE: AP is reporting Vallee died of a heart attack.