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Ben Affleck is Front and Center in the First Image from David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

Gone Girl
20th Century Fox

Every new David Fincher film is an event, so we’re looking forward to next year’s ‘Gone Girl,’ which stars Rosamund Pike and new Batman Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got our first look at the film.

This picture comes courtesy of Fox’s own Twitter account, and it doesn’t tell us much, but does offer a look at the two leads. With the film’s fall release date, it could be one of the big contenders for Oscars next year, even though it’s based on a best selling thriller. That wouldn’t surprise us as Fincher’s last couple movies have definitely been prestige pics.

‘Gone Girl’ hits theaters October 3, 2014. Here’s a synopsis for the book the film is based on:

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

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