The first trailer for the highly anticipated film Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and directed by David Fincher has just arrived. Produced by Reese Witherspoon and New Regency Pictures, Gone Girl follows the mystery surrounding a woman’s disappearance on the day of her wedding anniversary.
David Fincher’s Gone Girl is based upon the top-selling crime novel by Gillian Flynn published back in 2012. The novel was #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List for eight weeks and by the end of its first year in publication, Gone Girl would be go onto sell over two million copies between print and digital editions. Along with the Fifty Shades Of Grey book series, Gone Girl has been considered one of the biggest literary phenomenons since its release.
The first trailer for David Fincher’s big screen adaptation of Gone Girl highlights star Ben Affleck as the grieving husband, Nick Dunne. On the fifth anniversary of his wedding, Nick reports to the local police that his stunning wife Amy, played by Jack Reacher and The World’s End actress Rosamund Pike, has mysteriously vanished. As the investigation and media frenzy surrounding the case digs deeper into Nick and Amy’s private lives, the image of their seemingly picture perfect marriage begins to shatter. Nick’s lies and bizarre behaviour soon leave everyone around the case with the same awful thought that Mrs. Dunne was murdered by her own loving husband.
The adaptation marks David Fincher’s return to the big screen following his stint directing the first and second episodes of the immensely popular Netflix original series House Of Cards starring Kevin Spacey. Gone Girl was adapted for the screen by author Gillian Flynn and features an eclectic cast of known names as well as familiar character actors. Appearing in the film alongside Affleck in his first big screen dramatic performance since his television series How I Met Your Mother ended in March is Neil Patrick Harris. Popular actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry also has a role in Gone Girl. Rounding out the cast are character actress Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit known for his lead role in Almost Famous, House star Sela Ward as well as Killing Them Softly and 12 Years A Slave actor Scoot McNairy.
David Fincher is coming from one of his most successful films to date with 2011’s American adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Fincher is amongst the most celebrated American directors working today and has been behind some contemporary classics as Seven, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac. Fincher has been nominated twice for the Best Director Academy Award for his work on The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and most recently in 2010 for The Social Network. Gone Girl easily falls in line with Fincher’s obsession with unravelling the dark mystery behind people’s conflicted psyches.
The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck barely hints at the tip of the iceberg’s mystery. Audiences everywhere can find out whether or not Nick Dunne murdered his wife when Gone Girl hits theaters on October 3rd.
By Benjamin Murray