A new David Fincher film is always cause for a celebration, and I am really looking forward to his latest dark thriller, Gone Girl. Now the very first image has been released, and shows Ben Affleck as a husband whose wife goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. To add to his problems, all eyes are looking at him as the reason for his wife’s disappearance.
You will find the official image below.
The dark thriller will arrive in US cinemas on October 3rd 2014, perfect timing for the awards season.
Much has already been said about Fincher’s approach to Gone Girl, and it sounds like the director has more than a few tricks up his sleeve to give the audience something fresh and inventive to behold, and naturally releasing the film in October means it is ripe for awards season, and Oscar glory.
The cast of Gone Girl includes Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon.
Affleck and Pike will star as husband and wife, Nick and Amy Dunne, Perry as attorney Tanner Bolt, Dickens and Fugit as detectives and Coon as Affleck’s twin sister Margo.
The film is an adaptation of a story about a killer called Gone Girl, written by Gillian Flynn. Flynn wrote the first draft of the screenplay.
Synopsis for the novel, courtesy of Amazon
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. TheChicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
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?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.