Gillian Flynn’s hit novel Gone Girl is being adapted into a movie AS WE SPEAK (with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike taking on the lead roles of Nick and Amy Dunne) and it’s been revealed that the ending of the film will differ from the book.
We always experience mixed emotions when our fave books become films. While on the one hand we’re excited to see the characters bought to life on the big screen, we also get a little flutter of nervousness over the thought that the director and/or actors might, well, f*ck it up.
Luckily, in this case author Gillian is in charge of the plot change – and revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that it was her decision to write a completely different ending to the book’s original conclusion.
“Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it,” she said of the new scene. “He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch’.
“There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its 8,000,000 LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie,” she added.
Gone Girl tells the story of the dysfunctional marriage between a man and his missing wife, and will also star Tyler Perry and How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris.
It’s not set for release until October 2014, so we’ve still got a while until we find out what this new ending will entail. SIGH. What do you make of this news?
Rosamund and Gone Girl co-star Ben Affleck are on the cover for the new Entertainment Weekly for a Gone Girl exclusive. The photo, which shows Rosamund and Ben as their characters Amy and Nick was shot by movie director David Fincher. The issue will hit the newsstands this Friday but here’s a preview!
The first production still of Rosamund’s upcoming movie Gone Girl has been released. It only features a photo of our girl in it but it’s still great to finally see something! The still has been added to our gallery!
The World’s End was released on Blu-Ray and DVD last month. I’ve added screen captures from Rosamund as Sam in the movie to our gallery! I personally loved this movie, Rosamund was amazing in it.
“Gone Girl” has found a release date. The adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will hit theaters October 3, 2014.
The movie, which began production this fall, is set to open against a vampire movie (“Dracula Untold”), leading some pundits to ponder whether it’s positioning itself for awards season glory. Rounding out the eclectic cast — lead by Pike, as the titular missing woman, and Affleck, her husband who’s suspected of foul play — are Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit, Kim Dickens, Carrie Coon, and “Blurred Lines” video babe Emily Ratajkowski.
Flynn is set to adapt her book for the big screen (a move that netted novelist John Irving an Oscar for adapting 1999′s “The Cider House Rules”), and the movie is directed by David Fincher, no slouch in the awards department either (his most recent Academy Award nomination was for Best Director for “The Social Network” in 2010). Plus, Affleck still has a bit of Oscar magic on his side after netting the Best Picture trophy for “Argo” at this year’s telecast.
Still, only time will tell if awards and accolades are a done deal for “Gone Girl.” Either way, we’re looking forward to next fall.
Over the past few years event photos have been added to our gallery but I never really looked at them again to see if I could add some more or maybe replace some MQ photos with HQ photos. That was until this weekend. I’ve gone though all the event photos in our gallery, replaced tons of them with HQ versions, added new events and added some additional photos to some albums. In total over 600 new photos have been added so be sure to check them out!