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David Fincher casts Rosamund Pike as his Gone Girl and pursues Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry for roles

Jul. 25, 2013by: Alex Maidy

After announcing his male lead will be Ben Affleck, David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel GONE GIRL has found an actress to play the title character. Rosamund Pike, recently seen in WRATH OF THE TITANS, JACK REACHER, and the upcoming THE WORLD'S END, will play Amy Dunne in the multi-genre thriller:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

Pike beat out a shortlist of actresses that included Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Emily Blunt, Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde. Fincher and producer Reese Witherspoon are also pursuing Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry for unspecified roles. You may think that Pike will have a small part but the majority of GONE GIRL is told in flashbacks. It remains to be seen if that same format will be used in the film version which was adapted for the screen by Gillian Flynn, the novelist herself.

GONE GIRL has the potential to be another THE GAME for Fincher, one of my favorite films of his. Hopefully this cast continues to round out nicely. Filming is expected to begin this Septemeber for what would likely be a 2014 release.

Extra Tidbit: Yes, that is a photo of Rosamund Pike holding her pussy.

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2:32AM on 07/26/2013

mixed bag

Pike is lovely and NPH is the Man, but Pike isnt all that amazing on-screen and Tyler Perry??? Tyler Fucking Perry??? Well, maybe Fincher is looking for challenges
Pike is lovely and NPH is the Man, but Pike isnt all that amazing on-screen and Tyler Perry??? Tyler Fucking Perry??? Well, maybe Fincher is looking for challenges
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8:17PM on 07/25/2013
It would be nice to see Neil Patrick Harris in a film that isn't a Smurfs film or a film that he is playing himself in. The guy is too talented of an actor to not be in more movies and versatile roles.
It would be nice to see Neil Patrick Harris in a film that isn't a Smurfs film or a film that he is playing himself in. The guy is too talented of an actor to not be in more movies and versatile roles.
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7:30PM on 07/25/2013
Extra tidbit: Hahahahaha. Good one!
Extra tidbit: Hahahahaha. Good one!
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7:05PM on 07/25/2013
What are the odds not one nay sayer here has ever even seen Perry act?

Outside of Star Trek. LOL
What are the odds not one nay sayer here has ever even seen Perry act?

Outside of Star Trek. LOL
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6:55PM on 07/25/2013
What are the odds not one nay sayer here has ever even seen Perry act?

Outside of Star Trek. LOL
What are the odds not one nay sayer here has ever even seen Perry act?

Outside of Star Trek. LOL
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6:16PM on 07/25/2013

mixed bag

Pike is lovely and NPH is the Man, but Pike isnt all that amazing on-screen and Tyler Perry??? Tyler Fucking Perry??? Well, maybe Fincher is looking for challenges
Pike is lovely and NPH is the Man, but Pike isnt all that amazing on-screen and Tyler Perry??? Tyler Fucking Perry??? Well, maybe Fincher is looking for challenges
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5:44PM on 07/25/2013

Glad to see he went with someone slightly less known

Fincher is a master at casting so I have no doubt even the inclusion of Harris and Perry will make this film great.
Fincher is a master at casting so I have no doubt even the inclusion of Harris and Perry will make this film great.
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4:33PM on 07/25/2013

Rosamund Pike

Beautiful woman !
Beautiful woman !
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4:00PM on 07/25/2013
Tyler Perry? Well, that's an automatic handicap to the movie. Any movie.
Tyler Perry? Well, that's an automatic handicap to the movie. Any movie.
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3:41PM on 07/25/2013
I checked this book out at the library when I heard Fincher was adapting it. The book's great. It's right up fincher's alley. Looking forward to his adaptation
I checked this book out at the library when I heard Fincher was adapting it. The book's great. It's right up fincher's alley. Looking forward to his adaptation
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