Here's Who David Fincher Wants to Play Amy in his Adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl
Have you read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl? You should. You really should. It’s one of the most page-turniest novels I’ve read in years (it was so good, in fact, that I ended up reading Flynn’s earlier works, as well which are also excellent). It’s not “great” fiction — it has that same kind of addictive quality that Donna Tartt’s Secret History had. It begins as a kind of benign story about a couple of New Yorkers who move back to the heartland to the husband’s hometown, but at some point about a third of the way through the novel, it introduces a jaw dropping twist. Those twists never stop coming, either.
It’s a great book, and I actually only picked it up after I heard that David Fincher would be directing a movie version of it, thinking that Fincher has phenomenal taste in novels, so how could I go wrong? The book is right up his alley, too, and he’s already cast his Nick, who will be played by Ben Affleck. He’s kind of perfect for the role: Nice guy, charming, but with a sleazy quality brimming underneath.
For Amy, Fincher wants (but has not yet officially cast) Rosamund Pike, who is not someone I would’ve considered (I pictured Rosemarie Dewitt in the role). But, thinking about it, Pike is also kind of perfect: She’s gorgeous and likable, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to think she’s capable of more than being a lonely housewife stuck in middle America.
It’s a good call, and who turns down Fincher? You gotta think she’ll eventually land the role.