Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is a critical and commercial smash, grossing over $365 million worldwide and snagging an Oscar nomination for its leading lady. So with acclaimed author Gillian Flynn already hinting at a possible sequel to the book, it’s only a matter of time before it hits the screen as well, right?
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Not so fast, says Amazing Amy herself. According to USA Today, Rosamund addressed Gone Girl sequel talks at the Critics Choice Awards earlier this week:
“I did 106 days on this movie. They probably could make 99 director’s cuts. I don’t want to be drawn on that. I kind of just want to stay in the moment. It’s been my policy through the whole awards season.”
Pike did speak highly of her character though, and the lasting effect she’s had on the public so far.
“I went away after the premiere, I thought people must have seen enough of me. I went off the radar and went back to England and spent the last few months of my pregnancy in private. And the fact that this character stayed in people’s heads — I’ve never had the chance to create a character like that.”
Gone Girl stars Rosamund as the wife of Ben Affleck’s character, Nick, who goes missing within the first five minutes of the story. What follows is a clever dissection of our media obsessed, 24-hour news cycle culture that casts aspersions as to whether or not Affleck is responsible for his wife’s disappearance.
As previously mentioned, Gillian Flynn, the author of both the Gone Girl novel and the screenplay, is up for writing a sequel. However, she tells the New York Daily News that she would work on a Gone Girl sequel only if certain conditions were in place.
“There could be a sequel at some point if everyone is game to get the gang back together, it could be really fun a few years from now. We could pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on — not well I don’t think. I would have to have the exact same people to do it — I would want Rosamund, Ben and Fincher to do it.”
Sequel talks aside, the Gone Girl team will undoubtedly wait until after the 2015 Oscars to even think about a sequel, considering the aforementioned nomination for Rosamund Pike. As reported by the Inquisitr, Rosamund is the sole representative nominated from Gone Girl at this year’s Academy Awards.
[Rosamund Pike image via USA Today]