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David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Debuts First Trailer

Based on Gillian Flynn‘s massive 2012 novel of the same name, the first trailer for David Fincher‘s Gone Girl has debuted, and it looks every bit as creepy as the source material.

Set to Elvis Costello‘s She, the trailer finds Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck, looking like that career renaissance will continue past his own directorial efforts) discovering his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike) has disappeared, the victim of an apparent struggle in their home. The footage begins with Nick speaking at a support rally for his missing wife, even though he’s becoming the prime suspect in her disappearance. There are snippets of Nick and Amy’s picturesque romance, followed by just enough odd behavior from Nick and marital discource to make it seem like he may, in fact, be responsible for her disappearance.

The trailer mostly evokes the overall feel of the film, which looks to stay very close to the novel. Considering both were written by Gillian Flynn, that’s not surprising. Yes, the novel’s ending has been changed, but anyone who read the novel knows that’s not a bad thing. This first Gone Girl preview also shows off a lot of the supporting cast, which includes Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle, Kim Dickens, and Patrick Fugit. Neil Patrick Harris also co-stars, but no sight of him in the trailer.

Gone Girl poster

One thing is clear: that’s Rosamund Pike’s dead body floating in the water at the end of the trailer. Nick Dunne may be in big, big trouble.

Gone Girl may not turn out as grisly as some of Fincher’s other crime thrillers, but with strong source material and the potential for even stronger performances from the two leads, the film looks like one to catch when it opens October 3. Plus, it’s David Fincher. Even his minor works are can’t-miss events.

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Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill used to spend his time writing screenplays into a notebook instead of doing homework. That love of film and all things storytelling led him to spend most of his time writing. He's been a film critic in North Carolina for over five years, and his debut novel, THE BOOK OF BART, is out now. Please buy it. Ryan also feels odd about referring to himself in the third person.