After rumors and reports of various actors circling roles in David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation Gone Girl, the director has set his cast. It includes Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the lead roles of a story that centers on the disappearance of a man’s wife and the resulting investigation that follows. The cast also includes Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, but not Neil Patrick Harris as was previously rumored. [Update: Neil Patrick Harris has been confirmed as starring in Gone Girl.] The Gillian Flynn novel adaptation is scheduled to shoot this fall. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that Fincher has set his Gone Girl cast. Affleck and Pike will star as the husband-and-wife pairing of Nick and Amy Dunne. Perry will play “Tanner Bolt, the attorney who reps Affleck’s character after his wife disappears … Dickens and Fugit will play detectives who investigate the mystery in Gone Girl, while Coon will play Affleck’s character’s twin sister,” Margo. There are currently no details for Harris’ role, but the versatile actor will perform voice work in both Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur; he’ll also be seen in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Here’s the book’s synopsis (via Amazon):
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?