David Fincher May Direct Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl

It would seem that David Fincher has taken a liking to bestselling books about disappearing women. We're now only a little over a full year removed from the release of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and now the Oscar nominated filmmaker is eying an adaptation of the recently released Gone Girl.

Published by Crown, the Gillian Flynn novel centers on a wife who disappears on her fifth anniversary, leaving her husband as the number one suspect. Deadline, which first reported Fincher's possible interest, notes that Flynn, who wrote the first draft of the screenplay for her new book, has become rather popular in Hollywood and now Gone Girl is one of three movie projects she is currently developing. An adaptation of her book Dark Places is in development with Gilled Paquet-Brenner set to direct and Amy Adams set to star, and her debut novel, Sharp Objects, is currently set up over at Alliance Films. Gone Girl is being made by 20th Century Fox and Reese Witherspoon's Pacific Standard label.

Should Fincher sign on the big question is where it would fit in his upcoming slate. He may be coming back to make The Girl Who Played With Fire, but he's also attached to a new adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea at Disney and also, according to Deadline, "has been rumored heavily to helm one of [the] Star Wars movies at that studio." Regardless of what he ends up doing next, however, count us in.

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