Rosamund Pike lands female lead opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike has landed the female lead opposite Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s GONE GIRL. The highly coveted role had been sought by every leading lady in Hollywood, but Rosamund Pike was the lucky lady. Pike recently starred opposite Tom Cruise in JACK REACHER and oddly enough, I thought she was the worst part of the film. Pike is seemingly a fine actress, but I’m not sure she’s reached leading lady status just yet. But maybe the more interesting news is that David Fincher is thinking outside the box when it comes to casting some of the supporting roles. THR is reporting that Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being eyed for unspecified supporting roles. It sounds strange, but both Perry and NPH are talented actors that could play a variety of roles.

The official Amazon synopsis of Gillian Flynn’s novel, ‘Gone Girl’: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? (THR)

 

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