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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).
—Amy’s teenage best friend, Hilary Handy, who had to transfer schools when she was accused of stalking Amy and pushing her down a flight of stairs. —Desi Collings’s patrician mother, who looks like Amy and with whom Desi has an unnervingly close relationship. —Rebecca, the young reporter for a crime blog called Whodunnit, who finds Nick drunk in a bar and gets exclusive video of him gushing about Amy.
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One of the best-kept, least essential secrets about Gone Girl is now out in the open: Ben Affleck gets naked. At one point in the film (out Oct. 3), director David Fincher gives audiences a very brief, full-frontal glimpse of his star. MTV’s Josh Horowitz broached the subject with Affleck in a new interview, asking if he’d ever revealed so much of himself onscreen before.
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.
Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and the rest of the Gone Girl cast discussed the film at its premiere Friday night.
While Ben Affleck’s reputation as a director is unimpeachable, his acting career never fully recovered from early-‘00s stumbles like Daredevil and Gigli. Based on the bestselling mystery novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl tells the story of writer Nick Dunne (Affleck), who is blamed for the sudden disappearance of his wife Amy (Pike). Fincher has said that he cast Affleck as Nick because of his smile in press photos, which perhaps seemed like he was trying to telegraph something he didn’t really feel.