Thursday, July 25, 2013

GONE GONE GONE: So, apparently, Fox has enough faith in Gone Girl that they're not requiring a star name as Amy, and Rosamund Pike will take the role (opposite Ben Affleck).  Pike's never toplined a movie before--closest she's come is playing the female lead in Jack Reacher, where she was actually decent--she apparently beat out Olivia Wilde, Abbie Cornish, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, and Emily Blunt.  Casting a relative unknown may actually help the movie a bit, in that viewers won't bring preconceived notions of whether Amy's story is believable to the table, and Fincher had success in casting relative unknown (at the time) Rooney Mara in Dragon Tattoo.  Of additional interest is that Fincher wants Tyler Perry and NPH for supporting roles--not quite sure how they fit (cops?), but this could be an interesting one. 


  1. I always remember her for Pride & Prejudice and An Education, and i thought she was great in both. I don't really think of her as an unknown, but I can see that.

  2. Joseph Finn9:13 AM

    A bit opposite in ages from the book, but she's a fine actress. (Still hoping for everything to fall apart and my dream cast of Jake Johnson and Jennifer Garner, but OK.)

  3. Devin McCullen9:41 AM

    She was excellent in Barney's Version. The odd thing is that Paul Giamatti was really good too, and yet the movie as a whole sort of fell flat.

  4. Just glad it wasn't Reese.

    I can see Rosamund for the more traditional side of Amy - curious to see if she can pull off the darker side.

    And don't forget, she was a Bond girl.