If there's one thing you can bank on with (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Fight Club), it's that he knows a thing or two about directing adaptations. Next up on his list is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's disturbing crime novel Gone Girl, but one name we weren't expecting for that movie was Oscar-winner .
Strange, then, that according to Yahoo!, Affleck was seen having lunch with Fincher just recently and it looked like the pair were in deep discussions. As Affleck's gambling thriller Runner Runner just finished shooting, he certainly has the time on his hands for Fincher's project. Perhaps the Argo star be gearing up to pull the good guy act out of his bag once more.
So, what exactly is this Gone Girl story that looks like it's getting the attention of one of Hollywood's most famous actors as well as one of its most respected directors? Here's the synopsis:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
Does Affleck sound like a good Nick to you? Who do you think could play golden girl Amy? is already on board as a producer, but I don't see Fincher agreeing to use her as his lead actress. Regardless, it's awesome news that Fincher's finally chosen his next movie. Three years between Fincher movies is way too long.