So I believe most of you have heard about the phenomenon that was the novel, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The book first came in 2012 and I think I read it a little later on in the year. Admittedly, while I thought it was okay, it wasn’t a book I mentioned when asked for recommendations that often. I liked it but I didn’t like it, if that makes any sense (which it doesn’t!) and the problem was I couldn’t quite place my finger on why. Since that was the case, I promised myself that I would re-read the book to give it a fair shot especially after I heard that a movie would be made with Reese Witherspoon at the producing helm.
So fast forward two years, I never got a chance to read it again and didn’t realize that the movie was coming out this year. I was actually having a conversation with a friend last week and she brought it to my attention. Now for someone who likes to pride herself on keeping in the know, I dropped the ball on this one. I briefly recall hearing Ben Affleck was attached to star but didn’t know that it was confirmed. Well it was and here is a fall preview of the film courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
I also did not know that David Fincher directed this and I am a fan of his work! Yes, yes, I know what you are thinking – I apparently didn’t know a damn thing! Shame on me. Fincher has directed a few episodes of House of Cards (which I l am obsessed with!) as well as The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, among others.
For those who aren’t familiar with the novel, per Amazon:
“On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?”
Here is a trailer for anyone else who has been living under a rock (which seems to be me!):
I am going to re read the book within the next week and will come back with a full review. Perhaps my feelings have changed sine I last picked it up. Starring Ben Affleck, Roasmund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry; Gone Girl is scheduled for release on October 3, 2014.
P.S. Tyler Perry is in this film as Nick Dunne’s (Affleck) attorney. Look at him spreading his wings outside of his Madea franchise even after the Alex Cross flop, I’m here for that!