It looks like Rosamund Pike will be starring opposite Ben Affleck in the highly anticipated Gone Girl. The Hollywood Reporter reports that director David Fincher has offered the role of Amy Dunne to Pike and that she is expected to accept. This news puts to rest weeks of speculation about who would bring Amazing Amy to the big screen.
Pike recently starred in Jack Reacher alongside Tom Cruise. She’s also known for playing Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice as well as Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, the Bond girl who wasn’t Halle Berry. She also recently filmed A Long Way Down with Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette.
The role of Amy Dunne was highly sought after, with Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt all rumored to have been in consideration for the role several months ago. Gone Girl is based on the book by Gillian Flynn that spent eight weeks atop the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list last summer. It is also almost impossible to describe the plot without spoiling it. Suffice it to say, Gone Girl is a mystery thriller and it’s f**king fantastic.
THR also reports that Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being considered for supporting roles, though it beats the hell out of me which roles they’re being considered for. However, I’m still holding out hope for that Maura Tierney as Go rumor I started.