September 25, 2013 - 14:54 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Gillian Flynn has discussed the upcoming movie version of her best-selling book Gone Girl, Digital Spy said.
The author revealed that the film's director David Fincher is her "all-time favourite" and she dreamed that he would make the movie while writing the book.
Gone Girl centres on married couple Nick and Amy Dunne, and the latter's disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. Ben Affleck will play Nick, while Rosamund Pike stars as Amy.
"My all-time favourite director is David Fincher, who I'm obsessed with and have been in a creepy weird way for a long time," Flynn told Late Night's Jimmy Fallon. "I was writing Gone Girl and, this is how big my ego is, I thought, 'I hope David Fincher makes this into a movie.'"
She continued: "The whole thing about the character Nick is you have to believe he might have done something very, very wrong. At the same time you have to be like, 'I kind of still want to have a beer with him.'"
Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Emily Ratajkowski, Carrie Coon, Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickers complete the supporting cast for the movie.
Flynn's novel Dark Places will also be turned into a movie with Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks and Chloe Grace Moretz.
“The force that propels the reader through Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn's almost unpleasantly gripping psychological thriller about a marriage turned rancid, is dread. She is a virtuoso of the not-quite-right detail, the skin-crawling sense that something is very wrong, that it is under your nose, yet you can't make out what it is,” a review published in The Guardian said.
“Flynn offers up a cautionary tale about the dangers of confusing persona with personality, about tying our sense of who we are to how others perceive us. Such dangers are especially great in an age that expects—indeed, often rewards—facile self-reinvention. "It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless automat of characters," Nick muses at one point.
How such pressures can corrode lives is one of Flynn's central themes here. She delves deep into the myriad ways that frustrated expectations poison romantic love, replacing protective adoration with lethal bitterness. "It had been an awful fairy-tale of reverse transformation," Nick says wearily, reflecting on his years with Amy. "She was not the thing she became, the thing I feared most: an angry woman." Counters Amy: "Can you imagine, finally showing your true self to your spouse, your soul mate, and having him not like you?" "Gone Girl" offers a deadly take on just this question,” a Chicago Tribune review says.