Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior has everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? – IMDb
I was a bit apprehensive abut Ben Affleck’s casting in this movie. Not because I don’t think Affleck is a good actor because I really think he is but just because I had a picture in my head of who would best play the role of Nick Dunne. But one moment in the trailer cemented it for me…it is a very small thing but the moment where he poses in front of his missing wife’s enlarged photo and cracks the goofiest smile I have ever seen on a human being I knew he was right for this part.
I am hoping that David Fincher keeps the different narrative perspectives too because that made this whodunit very intriguing and pretty much defined the novel this film is based on. And I wouldn’t be too bummed if the ending was drastically changed either. I liked the book ending but even while reading it I and enjoying what was on the page I wondered about the different ways that it could have ended that would have been just as satisfying. And if anyone can pull off an original ending to an established property it’s Fincher.