Gillian Flynn’s 2012 bestseller, the controversial thriller Gone Girl finally arrives in theaters on Thursday night, helmed by the one and only David Fincher, as it shows what happens when a woman named Amy Dunne disappears in suburban Missouri and people start suspecting that her husband Nick is responsible.
Playing Nick Dunne is Ben Affleck, an actor who has successfully transitioned to a directing career of his own with his last movie Argo winning the Oscar for Best Picture, while Nick’s wife Amy is played by British actress Rosamund Pike, a former Bond girl whose created quite a diverse resume for herself in recent years. Some of the odder casting includes Tyler Perry as defense attorney Tanner Bolt and Neil Patrick Harris as Amy’s creepy ex-boyfriend Desi, and lesser known actors like Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”) as Nick’s sister Margo and Kim Dickens as investigating Detective Boney.
ComingSoon.net sat down with author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn and a good chunk of the cast, including Affleck, Pike, Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens to talk about getting the call to work with David Fincher and what surprised them about his working style. Furthermore, Flynn talks about the quick transition of her book to the screen and she and Pike talk about Amy Dunne as a role model for women, while Affleck talks about his roller coaster career of ups and downs and then back up again (and how a line in the movie seems to make a nod to it.)
Gone Girl opens nationwide on Thursday, October 2. You can check out our video interview with one of the film’s composers, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, talking about working with David Fincher on the score right here.