The first official trailer for David Fincher‘s adaptation of the crime novel Gone Girl will arrive on Monday, but right now the first footage from the highly anticipated pic has landed online by way of an Entertainment Tonight promo piece. Based on the Gillian Flynn novel o the same name, Ben Affleck plays a man who becomes the lead suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. This footage is hardly ideal given ET’s annoying voiceover, but for those itching to get a glimpse of Fincher’s next project, this is sufficiently tantalizing. As a fan of the book and a massive fan of Fincher, I’m excited to see how the filmmaker captures the twisted, dark interplay between Affleck’s Nick and Pike’s Amy.
Hit the jump to watch the first Gone Girl trailer footage, and check back on Monday to see the full trailer. Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, and Carrie Coon also star. Gone Girl opens in theaters on October 3.
Watch the Gone Girl trailer preview below via CBM.
Here’s the book synopsis for Gillian Flynn’s book Gone Girl:
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? [Amazon]