“Gone Girl” Adaptation Gets Ending Change
The highly-anticipated film version of “Gone Girl” won’t hit theaters until this fall, but it’s already stirring up trouble.
The project, based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, is set to star Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and a completely different ending than the book, based on the latest issue of “Entertainment Weekly.”
For the cover story, Flynn tells “EW” about how she herself chose to rewrite the ending in her movie script.
“Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it,” she said (via CinemaBlend). “He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.”
Flynn also talked about director David Fincher, who she always had in the back of her head to helm the adaptation.
“When I was writing ‘Gone Girl’ there were certain parts where I thought, ‘David Fincher would really kill this scene. I thought he’d inject just the right sense of necessary malice,” she added.
For the uninitiated, “Gone Girl” follows Nicke Dunne (Affleck), whose wife (Pike) goes missing on their anniversary.
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