David Fincher has finally found a leading lady to star alongside Ben Affleck in his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling contemporary thriller, Gone Girl. The Fight Club director has elected British actress/former Bond girl Rosamund Pike to play the role of Amy Dunne, the wife of Nick (Affleck), who suddenly goes missing on the warm summer morning of their fifth wedding anniversary. Pike was rumored to have quite the competition. Per the Guardian:
The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, suggests that Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt had also been in the running, with other outlets claiming Pike and Jessica Chastain were the final two frontrunners for the role. The rights to Flynn’s book were bought by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, but the actor is thought to be taking a purely behind the scenes role.
The film is set to start filming in September, and will be released sometime in 2014. Congrats to Pike for out-acting such an impressive roster of actresses! We’re excited to see how she approaches what will surely be one of her most emotionally complex roles yet.
What do you think of the casting choices for this movie?