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Ben Affleck in Talks to Star in David Fincher's GONE GIRL

July 15, 2013
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Ben Affleck has firmly asserted himself as a multi-talented player in the entertainment industry. He won an Academy Award for his writing credits on "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, has starred in countless films and has now gained the respect behind the lens as well, winning an Academy Award for Best Picture earlier this year for "Argo".

Prepping for his next directorial feature "Live by Night", Affleck is going to try his hand at acting with another director at the helm again. David Fincher is adapting Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel "Gone Girl" and Affleck is now officially in talks to star. Fincher's last film was a remake of the Swedish sensation "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" in 2011. His next project was poised to be Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", but that production was pushed to 2014 in order to secure Fincher's ideal cast.

The book centers around a man, whose wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Clues and suspicion indicate that the man is the woman's killer.

Reese Witherspoon is attached to the project as a producer but is not expected to star in the film. Female leads being tossed in the mix to star include Natalie Portman, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron.

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Source: Collider

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