Ben Affleck To Play A Maybe-Murderer In David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

Thursday, July 11 by
 

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was last summer’s most exciting page-turner so it was no surprise it would wind up on the big screen. However, it was originally expected to be a Reese Witherspoon film but then David Fincher got involved. Now it’s picking up some heat as Fincher has selected Ben Affleck to play the film’s lead, likable-ish maybe-murderer Nick Dunne.

The story centers around a man whose wife goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. All clues point to his being guilty as his story and the info in his wife’s diary (told via flashback) don’t match up. And then, things get super crazy. Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, and Emily Blunt are being looked at to play Amy Dunne. What do you think of this casting? Can you see Affleck playing someone capable of killing? We already certainly know that he can murder a cheeseburger.

(Deadline)

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