One of our most anticipated movies of 2014 is David Fincher’s Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck (filming Batman vs. Superman next year!).
Besides being one of the most buzzed about books of the last decade from author Gillian Flynn, the film is from one of the most gifted filmmakers working today (David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and its storyline is firmly in his wheelhouse. 20th Century Fox has released the first still of Affleck in the film and it is below.
Gone Girl also stars Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous). It is due October 3, 2014.
We’ve also got our hands on the Gone Girl synopsis:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick (Affleck) and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.
Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media -- as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents -- the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter -- but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?