Gone Girl News and Updates
The reviews are in! What’s everyone saying about the Gone Girl movie?
- NPR says David Fincher’s direction “delivers jolts designed to make audiences squeal, while also letting you identify with characters one moment, and wish you hadn’t the next.”‘
- RogerEbert.com says this “overheated,” “plot-obsessed picture” is a “sick film, and often brilliant.”
- Entertainment Weekly praises the cast’s “gallows humor” and “calculating oiliness,” and gives it an A.
- Rottentomatoes.com gives it a pretty-darn-good 87%.
Now that we know Ben Affleck is officially the lead actor in the movie adaptation of Gone Girl, we can really start speculating wildly about whether the film version will be any good. David Fincher is set to direct and author Gillian Flynn will write the screenplay, which all seem like good omens. Here’s what we know so far!
- Read our review of the book that started it all.
- See the full Gone Girl cast list.
- Take a look at the official trailer.
- Book Riot breaks it down with a confidence index of 8/10 that the movie will live up to the hype.
- After much online debate, Rosamund Pike will play Amy.
- Reese Withersoon is the movie’s producer.
- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are providing the movie’s creepy score. Listen to a sample or buy the soundtrack.
- Author Gillian Flynn did a Reddit Ask Me Anything… read if you dare.
- Meanwhile, Huffington Post says that the new thriller The Silent Wife is better than Gone Girl, anyway.
- Gillian Flynn sits down with fellow bestselling author Karin Slaughter (what a name!) for a chat about their books and the allure of writing love-to-hate-them female characters.
- The movie was filmed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, at a cost of nearly $3 million (Gone Girl is set in a fictional town in Missouri).
- The movie cost $61 million to make and is predicted to do $35 million on its opening weekend.
We’ll keep you posted as more news comes out, of course. In the meantime, which dark thrillers are you reaching for? Tell us in the comments! (Or see our read-alike suggestions.)