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Rosamund Pike Emerges as Frontrunner for Fincher’s Gone Girl

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According to the Hollywood Reporter. The English-born actress will have to do an American dialect. She did it reasonably well in Fracture, opposite Ryan Gosling. She would work alongside Ben Affleck as the doomed couple.

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38 Comments

  1. Winston
    July 17, 2013

    Yes! Love her!!

  2. smoothcriminal
    July 17, 2013

    Great choice! I was really hoping they wouldn’t pick some hugely popular, recognizable, American actress. It would be hard to separate that persona from the incredible, complex Character that is Amy.

    I’m still nervous about Affleck, I just can’t picture him as Nick, and really can’t see him being able to pull it off.

  3. July 17, 2013

    Rosamund Pike is a frontrunner for every role in every film in my mind.

  4. Johnny DuBiel
    July 17, 2013

    Big surprise… Before a frame is seen by anyone, Sasha declares somebody involved in a Fincher film as a frontrunner

  5. jwright40
    July 17, 2013

    This headline was copied from the Hollywood Reporter article.

  6. Bryce Forestieri
    July 17, 2013

    Frontrunner to be selected for the role in David Fincher upcoming film GONE GIRL. Not frontrunner to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Get it stupid?

  7. alan of montreal
    July 17, 2013

    she’s one of the most underrated actresses. i’ve seen her do North American accents well in a few films–most notably Barney’s Version, which she was amazing in. a classy choice

  8. Jpns Viewer
    July 17, 2013

    Thanks for the update and the link, Sasha.

    According to the “exclusive” article over there, Charlize Theron “is not doing this movie”. Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt, unfortunately for the latter, are ruled out “due to their availability” as well.

    I trust David Fincher. He knows what he wants in the end. But my friend Lenny used to say, it ain’t over til it’s over.
    And I’ve got a feeling the beautiful and hopefully sufficiently talented Rosamund Pike is far from being safe in her place. However, I believe, co-starring with Tom Cruise in one of his recent efforts help place her, again, onto the map. (Love her though in Pride and Prejudice.)

    In my opinion, it’s still a long way to go.

  9. m1
    July 17, 2013

    I’m reading the book right now and I think Pike would be an inspired choice. My personal picks would have been Jake Gyllenhaal as Nick, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Margo, and Vera Farmiga/Emily Blunt as Amy. But that’s just me.

  10. Jpns Viewer
    July 17, 2013

    (So poor I couldn’t afford another “to”.) : )

    Correction (main errors only): [2nd paragraph] According to the “exclusive” article […].

  11. Al Robinson
    July 17, 2013

    Is it wrong of me? to immediately think that instead of getting excited for Rosamund Pike, I only want David Fincher to direct the next film in the ‘Millennium” trilogy: The Girl Who Played with Fire.

  12. smoothcriminal
    July 17, 2013

    I was picturing Farmiga while reading it!

  13. David
    July 17, 2013

    Farming a would be great but she is to old for the part. Think ms. Pike would look the part but not sure she is much of an actress.

  14. Bball_Jake
    July 17, 2013

    If i were directing, I would cast Anne Hathaway. She’s the best actress in Hollywood!

  15. Radich
    July 17, 2013

    If it is, we’ll be wrong together. It’s all I care about. However, I’m a fan, so I cannot say no to Fincher’s work.

    I like Rosamund Pike. I haven’t read the book, but for the little I know, I think Affleck is a strange choice. I’m reading Gone Girl next, maybe I’ll change my mind about it.

  16. sunshine
    July 17, 2013

    She is awful like Emily Blunt, really forgettable.

  17. Sasha Stone
    July 17, 2013

    Big surprise… Before a frame is seen by anyone, Sasha declares somebody involved in a Fincher film as a frontrunner

    Aren’t you late for a meetup in the forums or something?

  18. jorge
    July 17, 2013

    why not someone like rachel mcadams?????

  19. Iktriad
    July 17, 2013

    According to Variety, http://variety.com/2013/film/news/david-fincher-gone-girl-1200564084/ although Pike looks like the frontrunner, Fincher will meet with Abbie Cornish, Olivia Wilde and Julianne Hough as well. Cornish and Hough are too young for Affleck in my opinon.

  20. coco
    July 17, 2013

    Yea, but Cornish is a fantastic actress. Hopefully she impresses Fincher.

  21. Iktriad
    July 17, 2013

    I didn’t know Cornish is over 30. I though she is younger. Then I take it back. She is also in the mix. Personally I root for Wilde, because I’m a fan of hers, and I think she is underrated as an actress, plus always have the impression that she looking mature then her real age. That being said, anybody would be great from the Pike-Cornish-Wilde trio if Fincher decides among them who going to get the role.

  22. Jpns Viewer
    July 17, 2013

    [Continued]

    I’m planning to finish half of the novel this weekend, hopefully. I may have some better idea for myself then. Anyway, here’s the deal.

    The funny thing is, according to Amy, Nick looks like the rich-boy villain in an ‘80s teen movie, the one who bullies the misfit, the one who will end up with a pie in the puss, the whipped cream wilting his upturned collar as everyone in the cafeteria cheers – except that he reportedly doesn’t act that way.
    Nick is gorgeous; so is Affleck. But in my opinion Ben looks more like an all-American good guy, a gentlemanlike kind of dude to my foreign eyes at least, not that Varsity-type footballer and scrub ready to be dumped by the heroine typically in Act II (in other films).
    I might need to read (the novel) more. But for now, that’s how I see it. (I am not really saying Affleck is not right for the part; just discussing the snippet of Amy’s own remarks.)

    As for the English-born Rosamund Pike, no offense, but with or without perfect American accent, I just can’t imagine, #for now at least#, her uttering words like: I met a boy, a great, gorgeous dude, a funny, cool-ass guy. (Not even in a monologue fashion.)
    Anyone can say that sentence out loud, I know. But can they live it? I mean for instance, I could imagine Rachel McAdams doing that, convincingly. But […] due respect, Ms. Pike — I’m not sure about that.

  23. Lena
    July 17, 2013

    Do you think Reese Witherspoon will let bygones be by gones and approve casting her ex’s fling? Or do producers have nothing to do with casting?

  24. Al Robinson
    July 17, 2013

    Yeah, you’re right. No matter what David Fincher does, it’s amazing. I LOVE Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

    I’m sure I will eventually be excited too for Fincher and Pike.

  25. July 17, 2013

    “Nick looks like the rich-boy villain in an ‘80s teen movie, the one who bullies the misfit”

    Affleck tried to play that very role in Dazed and Confused when he was 21 years old. He was the least convincing performance in the whole movie. Everyone else in the cast felt like they belonged at that high school. Affleck was all wrong. He nearly ruins Dazed and Confused for me.

  26. Al Robinson
    July 17, 2013

    Ryan, did you then at least enjoy seeing all that white paint dumped on him, and then him throwing a fit and storming off. That was a classic moment.

  27. Jpns Viewer
    July 17, 2013

    I’m not sure if Affleck is already a fix as in himself having already secured the deal. Because if not, this is not going to end too soon. Even if Affleck is already a safe bet, then naturally, they will still need to be concerned — among others — about the chemistry among the main cast members with him as the center of the universe, I believe. So, it’s a long road.

    Moreover, I guess the Rosamund Pike news is just part of their PR stunt for now. And the role is still up for grabs.

    [By the way, I’ve just sent an email to awardsdaily(at)gmail.com re PR Book Giveaway. So, please check Spam folder just in case as well. Thanks!]

  28. July 17, 2013

    It’s a satisfying fate for the character. I don’t have an problem with the character’s behavior and the payback he gets is sweet. I just don’t find Affleck as convincing as the other actors in the cast.

  29. Devon
    July 17, 2013

    I support this 100 percent. Casting is about surprises and finding new potential stars. It also saves on the budget and the giant egos.

  30. Manuel
    July 18, 2013

    Wow! Thats a pleasant surprise! She is a very good actress and can really pull it off

  31. gary burleigh
    July 18, 2013

    There’s a mystery about her and that could work to her advantage.

  32. Todd
    July 18, 2013

    Great underrated actress. I hope she gets it.

  33. Devon
    July 18, 2013

    Can you remove my email? I received a thank you note from Rosamund Pike, which was very lovely, but I am not affiliated with the film.

  34. July 18, 2013

    done, Devon.
    didn’t notice that your online ID was your email until you mentioned it.

  35. Devon
    July 18, 2013

    Thank you. Great site. One of my absolute favorites.

  36. Mik
    July 19, 2013

    She’s great. Good choice.

    Less enthused about Affleck though who is at best an average actor and usually a wooden leading man…but a good film-maker nonetheless.

  37. therealmike
    July 19, 2013

    I think it´s very strange that all of a sudden everybody cares for Affleck´s acting talent again. I think he´s a good director and writer but he never was a very good actor. I mean Affleck himself should know better and just focus on being a filmmaker. It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth because I just love Fincher and everything he has done but I keep my expectations very low this time.

  38. therealmike
    July 19, 2013

    I just remember that there was praise for his performance as George Reeves in Hollywoodland but I have never seen it. Maybe there is hope.

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