Love last’s forever right? Well not in Gone Girl, the novel by Gillian Flynn, and which David Fincher has adapted for the screen, releasing a brand new trailer that highlights the marriage turned nightmare story of Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike).
Gone Girl starts with the disappearance of Amy Dunne, wife of Nick Dunne who mysteriously vanishes from the couples rented mansion on the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary. 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 that the alpha – girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and media, as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents, the town’s golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive and is definitely bitter – but is he a killer?
The new trailer throws the audience right into the action from the start with the clear question: “Nick Dunne you’re probably the most hated man in America right now…did you kill your wife Nick?” From then the trailer paints a twisted and disturbing picture of a husband and wife who are clearly not who they appear to be. While Nick is the prime suspect, with a local community who clearly turns on him, the titular ‘gone girl’, Amy Dunne, is clearly not who she appears to be, with her diary painting a picture of an obsessive control freak, who could potentially be keeping secrets from her husband.
Nothing is what it seems in Gone Girl, and fans of the original source material might need to begin concocting their own original theories this time around as author turned screenwriter, Gillian Flynn, has stated that the movie will differ from the original material.
Gone Girl looks to be a scary, emotionally twisted mystery, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike at the top of their game, and which we’re hoping could finally see director David Fincher earn Academy gold.
The mystery begins October 3.