Tantalizing Secrets and Lies in the New 'Gone Girl' Trailer

Gwynne Watkins
July 7, 2014

Is Gone Girl about a man desperately searching for his lost wife, or is it about a man covering up his wife’s murder? Or is something even more sinister going on? In the new trailer for the David Fincher thriller that’s hitting theaters on Oct. 3, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) watches his life spiral out of control when his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) disappears. Nick tells the police that his relationship was wonderful, but his wife’s memories tell a different story. Interspersed with flashbacks, Amy’s diary entries, and crime scene shots, the trailer hints at the kaleidoscope of truth and lies that made Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl must-read material.

Since the previous trailer was set to a song (Charles Aznavour’s “She,” as covered by Richard Butler), this is the first time audiences are hearing most of the characters speak. Those include Neil Patrick Harris as a shady man from Amy’s past; comedienne Casey Wilson as Nick’s pregnant neighbor; Tyler Perry as a showboating attorney; and Deadwood's Kim Dickens as a suspicious detective. Notably absent from the trailer is model Emily Ratajkowski, who is making her much-hyped film debut.

At its heart, the movie appears to belong to Affleck and author and screenwriter Flynn has already expressed confidence that the actor-director is the right man for the role. “You have to wonder if Nick did horrible things to his wife, and you have to see him do some really not good things, but at the same time you have to be able to say, ‘I’d like to have a beer with that guy,’” she told EW earlier this year.