One of the coolest things David Fincher did on Gone Girl was keep Gillian Flynn on as screenwriter. Probably the powers that be wanted a dude. I don’t know, just a guess.  Here is what the talented Ms. Flynn had to say about the adaptation process:

“I read tons of screenplays and watched a lot of movies. Since my director was David Fincher, I read all the screenplays and rewatched all the movies—that was not bad homework. I also watched movie adaptations I really respected, like The Talented Mr. Ripley. Then I went to town with my book. I read it one last time; I listened to it on audio so it could wake up my brain in a different way, and then I didn’t look at it again—except to grab certain lines of dialogue—so I could let it become a movie.”

Source: Vanity Fair

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  • Robin Write

    Nice little article in Vanity Fair. As a writer too I very much appreciate that Reddit link. Good stuff.

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