Gone Girl, anyone out there familiar with this title? Yep, we already had a little chat about this project, so I’m sure you remember that David Fincher is on board to direct the whole thing (read: an adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s best-seller of the same name) for 20th Century Fox. But what definitely sounds promising is that all of the sudden Ben Affleck is in some serious talks to play the male lead!
So, at this moment we know that Fincher will direct the movie from a script written by Gillian Flynn, while Reese Witherspoon and Leslie Dixon are attached to produce the project.
If negotiations with Affleck work out, he would come on board to play Nick Dunne, a man involved in a highly toxic relationship with his wife.
The story kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple, when the wife goes missing, and the husband emerges as the prime suspect.
In case you want even more details about this story, here’s the official description of Flynn’s novel once again:
On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick’s wife Amy disappears. There are signs of struggle in the house and Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. It doesn’t help that Nick hasn’t been completely honest with the police and, as Amy’s case drags out for weeks, more and more vilifying evidence appears against him. Nick, however, maintains his innocence. As revelation after revelation unfolds, it becomes clear that the truth does not exist in the middle of Nick and Amy’s points of view; in fact, the truth is far more dark, more twisted, and more creepy than you can imagine…
We’re definitely interested in more updates, make sure you stay tuned!