I loved Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and it’s one of those books where I was honestly excited about the film adaption. David Fincher was onboard as director, and that’s just perfect. I have total faith! Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were cast as the leads, and while they’re not exactly what I was picturing, they work! I’m totally cool with them. Neil Patrick Harris, we hear, is near a deal to play Desi Collins, the wife’s former boyfriend, and that’s great! Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon have also been cast, and I’m cool with that, too, even though I have no idea who Carrie Coon is.
But this? Tyler Perry? As Tanner Bolt, the sleazy attorney who reps Affleck’s character after his wife disappears? Come on, Fincher? And what’s this? He cast him based on what he saw in Alex Cross? DID HE ACTUALLY SEE ALEX CROSS? That movie was so f*cking awful that Idris Elba called Tyler Perry up after he saw it thanked him for stealing the role away. He was terrible. Awful. No good, bad.
That role does not belong to Tyler Perry, damnit. No. NO NO NO. You may as well put the damn wig on him and call him Medea because you’ve destroyed this movie, Fincher.