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As someone who read Gillian Flynn’s book prior to seeing Gone Girl, I can tell you that Fincher and his cast are smart enough to include clever nods and calculated asides to entertain those who know where the story is going.
Ben Affleck says this is all par for the course with the story David Fincher wanted to tell in Gone Girl. The actor says that his director planned to make a “warts and all movie. It can have no vanity. You have to see the naked underbelly of this character.”
With the fall season having finally arrived, Hollywood is picking up the pace and three new flicks hitting the screen this weekend - including another much-anticipated David Fincher-directed adaptation of a best-seller. This week we’ve got girls going gone, dolls getting crazy and people being left behind.
David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which opens in theaters on Friday, is the director’s tenth movie. But because we are greedy Fincher fans, we immediately want to know what film he’s working on next. Well, I have some bad news.
Gone Girl adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a self-absorbed, unemployed writer who becomes the center of a murder investigation when his picture-perfect wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), goes missing.
During the discussion, Affleck talked about how he would have moved mountains to collaborate with Fincher, and admitted to watching one of Fincher’s own masterpieces each time before he has attempted to direct his own feature film.
When an audience member referred to Gone Girl star Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, the Oscar winner hung his head and smiled, to which Fincher joked, “And so, it begins.”
Between these four fests, cinephiles and critics will have a chance to preview titles that are sure to be the most talked about of award season. We've sorted through the buzz of Telluride, Venice, TIFF and NYFF to distill what five movies you must see to stay in the conversation this year.
Lots of big name directors earn a sweet payday for a short jaunt of work helming commercials. But can you guess the auteur behind the four new ads for The GAP?
Back in January, David Fincher said something that surprised many fans looking forward to his upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl. Talking about Flynn's screenplay version of her own book, the director described star Ben Affleck's shock at seeing that the third act had been basically thrown out and then "started from scratch."
The flashier names are familiar to anyone who followed Cannes this year. Bennett Miller's murder mystery Foxcatcher will be a part of the fest, as will Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders and Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner.
Most of us won't be able to see Gone Girl, the latest film from director David Fincher, until it hits theaters in early October, but now word has come down exactly when the first audience will get to see it. News has come down that the movie is now scheduled to be the opening night feature for the fall's New York Film Festival.
More than anything, Gone Girl looks more and more like a David Fincher drama. The director gravitates to moody police procedurals like Zodiac, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Se7en, and he has crafted a distinct visual style that is cool and detached and PERFECT for Gone Girl.
Now that we have finally reached the back half of 2014, David Fincher's Gone Girl feels like it's coming up faster than ever. The movie is set to debut in theaters starting in early October (following the release model of The Social Network), and while we've already seen one teaser trailer, the marketing is only now getting ready to switch things into fully gear. 20th Century Fox will be unveiling a brand new trailer for the movie tomorrow, and today we have four fascinating new posters.
Gone Girl tells the story of married couple Nick and Amy Dunne (Ben Affleck, Rosamond Pike). On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, it is discovered that Amy has disappeared, and, naturally, the first person to be turned into a suspect is her husband, who has a ton of evidence stacked up against him.