Adapted from Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel, a former journalist and author herself, Gone Girl finds Fincher firmly in dramatic thriller territory, with the story of how the outwardly perfect marriage between Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has crumbled in the light of her disappearance. With Nick trying desperately to galvanise the locals of their small town in the search for his missing wife, the finger of suspicion begins to point towards him.
There haven't been too many marriage thrillers in recent years, so this should feel fresh. Ben Affleck will looking to bring his Academy Award® winning gravitas to the role, while we're looking forward to seeing Rosamund Pike firmly and deservedly back in the limelight.
It's also certainly perfect Fincher terrain, as anyone who has seen The Game (1997) and Panic Room (2002) will testify. We're promised a suitably complex thriller that even boasts an altered ending dreamt up by Fincher and Flynn, plus a cast that also boasts Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Kim Dickens (The Blind Side), Patrick Fugit (We Bought A Zoo), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Tyler Perry (Alex Cross) and Sela Ward (House M.D.).
Gone Girl is due for release 3 October.