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Why Jon Hamm Wasn't Allowed to Do 'Gone Girl'

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | March 30, 2015 |

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | March 30, 2015 |

Rumor has it, Gone Girl’s Nick Dunne was almost a whole lot Hammier. Apparently, Jon Hamm was in talks with David Fincher to play the role, but Matthew Weiner wouldn’t let him. And, understandably, Jon Hamm was pissed.

Jon Hamm was up for a starring role in the smash hit movie Gone Girl, but wasn’t allowed to do the film because Mad Men creator Matt Weiner wouldn’t let him out of his contractual obligations to his series. Hamm is still smarting from the career-hampering move to stop him from taking the role played by Ben Affleck, sources say.

“Matt would not let Jon out of his contract to do Gone Girl. Jon was really upset about it at the time — and is still upset, because he’s thinking about the future of his career as Mad Men comes to a close.” Another source said Hamm couldn’t do the film due to “the Mad Men shooting schedule.”

A source said if Hamm had been allowed to do Gone Girl, which made $368 million, “he’d be leaving the show with a hit movie and a gritty film role under his belt.”

Obviously, Jon Hamm would have absolutely killed in this role (PUN DEFINITELY INTENDED). Of course, just because he was approached, that doesn’t mean it was a done deal. Fincher has said he wanted Ben Affleck for Nick early on, based on the uncomfortable smile he often gives in interviews. And of course, that smile was perfect for Nick.

Could Jon Hamm have been equally awkward? When he’s not being a stone-faced straight-up sociopath, Don Draper has a deadly charming smile. Could he have pulled this off?

Nice try, but no.

No, that’s… kind of the opposite.

Too far, Jon. Too, too far. We’ll let Affleck have this one.

Via Celebitchy.

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