Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Ben Affleck, and all the stars who shined at the 2014 New York Film Festival
When artist Kirk Van Wormer first spoke with director David Fincher about Gone Girl, the conversation didn’t go quite as he expected. “I have to tell you, the coolest and weirdest thing is to get a phone call from David Fincher saying ‘I’d like you to do some illustrations for my next movie,’ and then to find out that there’s no dead bodies or gore,” says Van Wormer. “I have a background in horror, so I was like, ‘Alright, I’m ready to go, David Fincher!’ And then he wanted cute, adorable children’s illustrations that remind us of the seventies.” Van Wormer’s assignment was to create the art for Amazing Amy, the fictional children’s book series written by the parents of Gone Girl’s title character, Amy Dunne (played by Rosamund Pike).
Watch Ben Affleck Get Grilled by the Cops in an Exclusive New ‘Gone Girl’ Clip In these days of manufactured hype, there are few films whose arrival still qualifies as genuine events, but Gone Girl easily scales those heights. Based upon the chart-devouring best-seller by Gillian Flynn, directed by the king of dark-toned prestige filmmaking David Fincher, starring Ben Affleck straight off his Argo-driven career resurrection, Gone Girl arrives dripping with expectation. The gripping thriller plot tells the story of two failed New York City magazine writers (played by Affleck and British actress Rosamund Pike) who are forced to relocate to the midwest. On their fifth anniversary wedding anniversary, Affleck’s character discovers his wife has disappeared.