Rosamund Pike has signed on for the lead in director David Fincher’s Gone Girl.
The actress has been officially tapped to play Amy, a woman who suddenly goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. Ben Affleck will tackle the role of her husband, a man who will stop at nothing to discover the truth behind her disappearance.
Several talented individuals have been associated with the project since its inception. Previous reports suggested that Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, and Emily Blunt were all up for consideration.
Since Reese Witherspoon’s production company secured the rights to Gillian Flynn’s novel, many folks believed the actress would end up starring in the adaptation. However, apparently she will only serve as an executive producer on the flick.
Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck aren’t the only big names associated with the cinematic version of Gone Girl. Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are reportedly up for supporting roles in the flick.
Pike has been in extremely high demand over the past few years. After impressive turns in An Education, Promised Land, and director Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice, the actress appeared in Johnny English Reborn, the sci-flick Surrogates, and the 2012 action-fantasy Wrath of the Titans.
The actress recently appeared in the Tom Cruise action flick Jack Reacher and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright’s The World’s End with Simon Pegg. She also had a role in the lost Jennifer Lawrence flick The Devil You Know.
In addition to Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike’s upcoming endeavors include Pascal Chaumeil’s adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel A Long Way Down and writer-director Peter Chelsom’s Hector and the Search for Happiness. The flick will re-team Pike with Simon Pegg.
Are you a fan of Rosamund Pike? Do you think the actress is the right choice to star in David Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl?