Ben Affleck is looking really confused in the new Gone Girl trailer. As we reported Based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel and David Fincher’s adaptation, Affleck plays Nick Dunne, a man who is caught in the middle of his wife Amy’s disappearance.
As far as tone goes this trailer has that in spades, which isn’t too surprising given that this is a Fincher film, and if there’s anything the director knows how to do it’s setting up a film.
While we had a tease of Gone Girl a few weeks ago, now we see how Nick and Amy Dunne met, and how Nick is dealing with being the main suspect in her disappearance and possible murder. Seeing as the novel is very heavy on two conflicting narratives it’s going to be interesting to see how Fincher has threaded these pieces together, given the complex set-up that the novel has. We also get a quick look at Neil Patrick Harris as Amy’s former jealous boyfriend Desi.
Although there has been a ton of coverage on the style behind the marketing of Gone Girl we haven’t heard much of anything about the substance, which we’re guessing is 20th Century Fox’s intention as the novel itself is shrouded in mystery. Either way, ears do perk up when you mention Gone Girl, so that’s a win for the marketing campaign. As we reported, the film will make its first official debut at the New York Film Festival.
Of the process, Ben Affleck told Entertainment Weekly that it wasn’t too difficult trying to get into the mind of a character who had become the center of a news blitz.
“It wasn’t something I had to do a lot of research for. I knew what it was like to have the tabloid world paying attention to me and ascribing negative motivations to whatever I might be engaging in. I knew what it was to be cast in a soap opera I had no control over.”
It looks like Fincher has a lot of faith in Affleck. Of the lead star, he told Entertainment Weekly:
“The gift of having Ben Affleck is that this is a guy who knows
Additionally, there’s been rumors that Fincher was going to change the original ending of the book to suit the film, but when he was asked about that, he was vague. The director replied that “everything and nothing” has been changed.
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