As a director, Ben Affleck is three-for-three, a perfect batting average that includes Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and a Best Picture Oscar for his last film, Argo. But he’s not above picking up pointers from his own directors. To that end, Affleck is in the midst of what might be considered a Ph.D. filmmaking class on the set of Gone Girl, David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about a woman who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. “I truly kind of show up with a notepad,” says Affleck, who plays Nick Dunne, the husband who is suspected of his wife’s murder. “He’s the only director I’ve worked with who I felt like could do everyone else’s job as well, if not better, than they could; who is able to articulate exactly what he was thinking; and who understands the technical side of the work as much as the creative side, which is to say, a lot. I’ve learned more from David in a day or two than I have most movies I’ve spent 80 days on.” READ FULL STORY
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Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller, has gotten an awards-ready release date from Fox: Oct. 3, 2014.
The film, which stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Tyler Perry, and Neil Patrick Harris and will be directed by David Fincher, centers on a man (Affleck) suspected of killing his wife and the media circus that surrounds the case. With lots of twists — not to mention narrators — it’ll be interesting to see how the tale is transferred to the big screen.
Currently, the only other release that weekend is Universal’s Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans, according to Box Office Mojo.
Casting Net: Rob Lowe signs on for 'Sex Tape' comedy; Plus, 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Gone Girl' updates
• Rob Lowe continues to poke fun at himself and his scandalous past. The 80′s heart throb has joined the cast of Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a married couple who attempt to film themselves and then lose the tape. Lowe will not be participating in the tape — he’ll play the part of a high-powered CEO who comes across the tape in the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy. [Deadline]
Tyler Perry has joined the cast of Gone Girl, EW has confirmed.
Perry will play defense attorney Tanner Bolt, the man who reps Nick (Ben Affleck) after his wife disappears. Deadline, which first reported the news, also says Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit are nearing deals to star as the detectives investigating Amy’s (Rosamund Pike) case. Neil Patrick Harris is currently in talks to play Amy’s old boyfriend, Desi Collings, EW has confirmed.
The David Fincher-directed thriller, based on Gillian Flynn’s popular novel of the same name, centers around the disappearance of Amy and the case against her prime-suspect husband, Nick. Reese Witherspoon optioned the novel in 2012 and is producing the film, which is set to begin production later this month.
Rosamund Pike, the former Bond Girl who recently starred in Jack Reacher opposite Tom Cruise, has been offered the starring role in David Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller about a young wife who goes missing on her fifth anniversary. Sources close to the production confirmed the offer, and the Hollywood Reporter, which initially reported the news, claimed that Pike had won the role over several bigger-name actresses, including Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, and Emily Blunt.
Ben Affleck has already been cast as the cheating husband who is immediately suspected when his wife disappears without a trace. Reese Witherspoon optioned the novel in 2012 and is producing the film.
Casting Net: Jerry O'Connell joins 'Veronica Mars' movie; Plus, 'Gone Girl' still trying to find its girl, more
• There’s a new Lamb brother in town. Jerry O’Connell (Burning Love) has joined the cast of the Veronica Mars movie as Dan Lamb, Sheriff Don’s (Michael Muhney) brother. In the Kickstarter update announcing the news, creator and director Rob Thomas traced his interest in O’Connell back to the movie Pirahna. “The performance in that movie that I couldn’t get over was Jerry O’Connell’s take on an amoral, coked up and soon-to-be penis-less smut peddler. I just kept wanting to get back to scenes of Jerry chewing scenery.” O’Connell even recorded a video for fans on the shoot. Welcome to Neptune, Sheriff Dan.
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David Fincher, the man behind creepy procedurals Zodiac and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, might be turning his camera toward Gillian Flynn‘s blockbuster 2012 novel Gone Girl. According to Variety, the director is in early talks to tackle the project, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon (no word yet on whether she’ll also appear in the film). Flynn’s dark mystery — about a husband dealing with his wife’s sudden disappearance — was one of 2012′s biggest (and best) novels. The author, a former Entertainment Weekly TV critic, is writing the screenplay. If Fincher does end up signing on the timing of the project is unclear, since the director is already reportedly attached to a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie and might still take on Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel The Girl Who Played With Fire.
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