Gone Girl is certainly an intriguing prospect. With David Fincher behind the camera, a twisting, turning plot based on a bestselling box and Ben Affleck in a role that may well fit him perfectly, it could be well worth watching.
Now we get our first proper taste with a trailer and teaser poster.
Affleck plays a husband whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. Inevitably the hubby becomes the primary suspect in her mysterious disappearance, with the signs of a struggle making many assume he has killed her, especially when reasons emerge as to why he might have wanted her out of the way. However, as we learn more about the couple’s relationship, things become much more complex than they first appear.
Fans of the book will be interested to know how they’re going to handle telling the story in the movie version, as one of the main keys to the novel is that half of it is told in the present by the husband, with the other half being the wife’s diary’s. It’s a structure that allows it to go to unexpected places, and it’ll be fascinating to see how Fincher handles that on screen.
The film is due out autumn 2014.