The incredible David Fincher is about to embark on adapting another best-selling novel for the big-screen. His last being the Swedish sensation "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". His next literary feat is set to be "Gone Girl", based on Gillian Flynn's novel. Ben Affleck is in talks to star in the picture but now who will play the other key character; the missing wife?
A respected director and piece of literature like this, naturally would attract some high caliber actresses. Names being tossed around have included Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, and Emily Blunt. It is now being reported that Fincher's current front-runner is Rosamund Pike, who will next be seen in Edgar Wright's "The World's End". No offer is currently in place but Fincher seems like a man that gets what he wants if all parities involved are passionate about the project, like he is.
Flynn will be penning the screenplay for the film, based on her own book. It's always hard to bring an incredible book to fruition on the big-screen because the layers included on the pages and the beautiful images we create in our minds, know no bounds. I adore that the author is adapting her own book, as it should ensure the fans of the written work will remain intact for the feature film and that no key details are changed too dramatically.
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. The wife is a very complex character however and certainly not just a damsel in distress.
Reese Witherspoon is attached to the project as a producer but is not expected to star in the film.
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