David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Cast Features Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, and More [Updated]

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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.

gone-girl-book-coverDeadline 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?




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  • Guest

    Ben Affleck, are you serious?!

    Next thing you know, they’ll get Matt Damon.

    • Marty

      You have to watch Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder. There’s fine performance of weird husband played by Affleck. He’s great for Nick Dunne. And actually he’s already chased anotner Amy))

  • Tom

    I trust in David Fincher. Back in 2009 cast of “The Social Network” seemed to be risky, but we all see what wonderful film finally was made.

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  • Calderon

    Never underestimate Fincher’s casting. You might roll your eyes now when Affleck or Perry are cast, but keep in mind many people did that when Timberlake was cast in The Social Network.

  • MMM

    I suppose that if Perry’s role is like his was in Star Trek, then it might be okay.

    • ingrid

      I would say that his role’s description in the book is close to Saul goodman from breaking bad

  • ingrid

    Just finished reading the book , and i am very excited to see what Fincher is going to do with this book! I liked his movie adaptation of fight club and The girl with the dragon tattoo, so i suspect his not going to let me down with this one ;D

    I can actually see Affleck in this role , since the description of Nick Dunne matches him perfectly..
    As for Rosamund im waiting to see her tas this quite disturbed woman, since i dont remember seeing her in this kind of role before..

    Did they announce who is going to play Margo ?

    • ingrid

      Ohh i just found the answer lol sorry

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