Emily Ratajkowski has landed the role of Andie in David Fincher’s upcoming film Gone Girl. The model, who appeared in Robin Thicke’s music video Blurred Lines, will star opposite Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris in the highly anticipated film.
Gone Girl centres on the complicated story of what’s become of Amy Dunne, who went missing on her wedding anniversary. The novel’s principal suspense comes from an uncertainty about the main character, Nick Dunne, and whether he killed his wife or not.
Ben Affleck is set to star as Amy’s shady husband, Nick, while Rosamund Pike will play his seemingly perfect wife, Amy. Tyler Perry will play Nick’s headline-loving lawyer and Neil Patrick Harris will star as Amy’s ex-boyfriend, who has never quite gotten over their time together. Also on board are Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit as the local cops assigned to this confusing case.
In the novel, Emily Ratajkowski’ Andie is a major blow to Nick’s credibility and his insistence that he did his wife no harm. Andie, being a college co-ed who is also deeply in love with Nick, is a potential proof of motive. And while her scenes in the book are few, each is crucial to its tricky plot.
Emily Ratajkowski has been modeling professionally since 14, however, her acting career has not yet taken off. She has made appearances on two television series, New Girl and iCarly, and had a small role in a little-known drama called A Year and a Day. Signing for such a high profile film like Gone Girl may be the turning point for her acting career.
It seems that taking part in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video might have been the right decision after all.