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.
Posted by Matt at 11:41 PM