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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Trailer For David Fincher's 'GONE GIRL' Is Effectively Haunting

OMG I HAVE TO WAIT ALL THE WAY UNTIL OCTOBER 3RD TO SEE GONE GIRL!?!! Okay, I had to get that out because when I realized it was only April and we are months away from watching one of my most anticipated films of the year, I cried a little inside. But for now, the good folks at 20th Century Fox have broken me off a little piece of the film in the below minute and a half teaser clip that is enough to placate me for a while. 

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was more than a little concerned with some of the casting in the film (namely Rosamund Pike and Tyler Perry as the snaky criminal attorney), but the effectively ambiguous new teaser trailer has eased some of my worries. Director David Fincher seems to have recreated the eeriness captured in author Gillian Flynn's unsuspecting suburban mystery. From Affleck's perfectly forced half smile down to the ever-so-sweet tune of "She" by the Psychedelic Furs (a cover of singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour’s 1974 song of the same name), you instantly get a sense of romance mixed with dark fear. The only thing I am worried about at this point is Flynn's mention that she changed the ending of the story from the book (which I loved) for the film. All I can say is, in David Fincher and Gillian Flynn I must trust.

Here's the full synopsis of the film:

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

In looking over the press release I've received, I had no idea that Reese Witherspoon co-produced the film, which is a great look for her. Hopefully she'll continue to back more interesting projects and take on edgier roles. Now that I think about it, she actually could have also been a good fit for the role of Amy, but I digress. 

Watch the trailer:

GONE GIRL is in theaters October 3rd. 


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