Apparently, Tyler Perry didn’t even know who David Fincher was when he signed on to Gone Girl, the director’s upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel of the same name. In a recent interview, Perry revealed that if he had been familiar with who Fincher was, he probably wouldn’t have joined the film.
“I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I’d known the book was so popular, I would have said, No,” Perry said. “And my agent knew that! He didn’t tell me until after I signed on!”
Given that he likes to keep a low profile, the actor says he wouldn’t have signed on for Gone Girl if he had known who Fincher was and if he had any idea of how beloved the property was. It makes sense, too, as Perry does try to stay out of the spotlight when he can. Sure, he’s incredibly successful and pumps out tons of films, but he usually shies away from blockbusters, big name franchises or any kind of high-profile project. Which is why we were all surprised when he signed on for Gone Girl in the first place.
The only thing I find odd here is Perry saying that he didn’t know who Fincher was. I’m not sure I buy that. Sure, he may not be familiar with Gone Girl the novel, but to not even know who David Fincher is, well, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Everyone in Hollywood knows who David Fincher is.
Either way, we’re happy he did board Gone Girl as from what we hear, he does some solid work in the film. Plus, it’s always nice to see the actor step away from his Madea role, like he recently did in Alex Cross.
Gone Girl arrives on October 3rd and along with Perry, stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris.