The big news of the day (if The Wrap’s source is correct) sees Natalie being linked to David Fincher’s new film, Gone Girl. The project is based on a best selling novel with Ben Affleck already in place as the lead. Fincher is an incredible director, especially when going to the dark side (Seven, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Game), so I couldn’t be more jazzed about this one. The only concern is that Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron are also being considered for the role. With the film set to shoot in the fall, we shouldn’t have too long to wait to know whether this is happening with Natalie or not.
The Playlist have a nice little summary of the plot.
The thriller tells the tale of a woman who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, with all the evidence pointing to her husband Nick, the latter role which Affleck will take. In the novel, he’s a 34-year-old reasonably successful magazine journalist who moves back home to Carthage, Missouri, to open a bar with his sister after falling into financial hardship following the recession. As we noted, the role requires someone who can play things close to his chest without giving away whether Nick is a stone-cold killer or an innocent caught up in someone else’s machinations.
Thanks to Maribel and Kitten.