David Fincher’s is gearing up to shoot his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel Gone Girl, and he’s busy filling out the cast, with Deadline reporting that Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon are all set to join the movie.
The film is about the husband (Ben Affleck) of a woman (Rosamund Pike) who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. Inevitably the hubby becomes the primary suspect in her mysterious disappearance. Initially the wife seems like a pretty average person, but things change as we learn more about her and her husband’s relationship.
It’ll be interesting to see how the film works, as the novel alternates between the husband after the disappearance and the wife’s diary of their crumbling marriage. Presumably this idea will be folded into the movie somehow.
Neil Patrick Harris is near a deal to play Desi Collins, the wife’s former boyfriend, whose creepy behaviour when they when together makes him a suspect. Tyler Perry will be Tanner Bolt, the attorney who ends up representing Affleck’s character. Dickens and Fugit will play the lead detectives who investigate the case, while Coon will play Affleck’s character’s twin sister, Go.
The movie shoots this autumn, with a release towards the end of next year expected.