Those who know Gillian Flynn’s book, Gone Girl, will be wondering exactly what’s going on in this new EW cover image, featuring Ben Affleck cradling Rosamund Pike who’s on the slab. The image was taken by director David Fincher especially for the magazine.
The film is about Nick and Amy Dunne (Affleck and Pike), two former magazine writers who leave their New York City life behind and move to the Midwest on America. Things go badly wrong when Amy disappears on the couple’s fifth anniversary. As new details emerge, Nick is considered the prime suspect in her murder, even though no body has been found.
When asked about why he seems to go for unconventional characters, David Fincher commented, “I don’t know what ‘likable’ is. I know people who are doting parents, who give to charity, drive Priuses, all those things, who are insufferable a- -holes. I like people who get s - - - done.”
However as the cover image suggests, Fincher hints that those who know the novel may be surprised by the movie’s twists, saying that the biggest lesson he learned from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was, “We may have been too beholden to the source material.”
Novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn was happy to chance a few things, saying, “There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie.”