Oh that Ben Affleck. If he isn’t winning Oscars, then he’s appearing in movies where he may have committed yet another code 10-07. And in David Fincher’s next film, Gone Girl, Affleck is going to have to convince the world that for once a missing lady in his life isn’t his fault. Maybe.
Marriage can be a real killer. 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?
Adapted from the Gillian Flynn novel, that also includes a new ending scripted by Flynn, it looks like the film has retained the core concepts and moments of the source material while being characteristically Fincher-ian in its design. Creepy stuff. Gone Girl is out October 3, and also stars Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson and Emily Ratajkowski.
Last Updated: April 15, 2014