One of our most anticipated movies of this fall is without a doubt Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Se7en director David Fincher’s adaptation of the twisty and twisted bestselling thriller by Gillian Flynn. The first trailer for the film was dark and lovely, set to the gossamer sounds of Elvis Costello’s “She,” and the four posters that recently made their way online definitely piqued our interest. Now the second trailer has arrived, clearly marking Gone Girl as the event film of the fall, if not indeed the year.
For those of you who haven’t read the novel, Gone Girl centers on Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a seemingly happy man who falls under intense media and police scrutiny when his beautiful wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) disappears under suspicious circumstances. As her mysterious vanishing act makes national headlines and Nick leads the hunt for her, incongruencies in his story begin to emerge, leading many to wonder whether Nick’s lies and odd behavior could be concealing the fact that he killed Amy.
With Fincher at the helm, we’re in for something truly special (not to mention disturbing, scary and almost unbearably tense). That Flynn penned the script and deviated from her novel should ensure that Gone Girl boasts a powerful, compelling story as well as a distinctive visual flair. This second trailer is certainly indicative of that, hitting all the right notes of mounting mystery and suspense.
It’s also a good deal more thrilling than the wistful, mysterious first look at the film. “Nick Dunne, you’re probably the most hated man in America,” says a talk show host (Missi Pyle) to Nick as he sits in stunned silence. “Did you kill your wife, Nick?” The heat is on – the husband’s always the prime suspect, and Nick certainly doesn’t do himself any favors.
In addition to Affleck and Pike, the movie stars Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit, Kim Dickens, Emily Ratajkowski (of “Blurred Lines” fame), Missi Pyle, Boyd Holbrook, Scott McNairy and Casey Wilson.
Gone Girl opens October 3rd.