Written by Giorgio Ramos
The moment I heard of a project that involved a David Fincher/Ben Affleck team up, immediately I was interested to find out more. When I found out the project was a film based off the contemporary thriller New York Times bestseller novel ‘Gone Girl’, it became a “must see” film. Though I have not read the novel YET, the plot summary and praise that it’s received, combined with Fincher’s direction will make ‘Gone Girl’ one of the best films of the year. I have that much confidence in this film being that good.
Starring Ben Affleck (Argo) and Rosamund Pike (The World’s End) as Nick and Amy Dunne, a married couple whose marriage is struggling. On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing. As the facts concerning her disappearance begin to gather, suddenly Nick becomes a prime suspect.
After a long wait the highly anticipated first trailer has finally arrived.
David Fincher works his magic again delivering a powerful trailer. Using little to no dialogue between the actors but rather the song “She” by Elvis Costello proves to work beautifully. The montage begins with Nick (Affleck) making a speech to gather the community together and help find his wife Amy (Pike). Bits of their relationship is then shown, while hinting the problems they are having with each other. Nick’s attitude regarding the situation seems to bother the media and law enforcement. As the community and law enforcement’s focus of the investigation becomes more about him than his wife, Nick begins to lose it. We then see Amy who appears to be drowned to death while Nick’s voiceover states “I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer”.
‘Gone Girl’ is in theaters October 3rd, 2014.
Directed by David Fincher with the screenplay written by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the novel. Films also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle and Tyler Perry.
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