The casting of the titular role in David Fincher‘s adaptation of Gone Girl seems to be having as many twists as the novel it’s based on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosamund Pike is now considered the front-runner to star in the highly-anticipated film version of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller.
Fincher has his eye on the Jack Reacher actress to play Amy, a disillusioned wife who mysteriously vanishes. Ben Affleck is already set to play Nick, Amy’s husband who becomes a suspect after her disappearance. Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Natalie Portman had all been rumored as possibilities for the role of Amy, but a source tells THR that they are out of the running.
Although Pike has been in films such as Pride and Prejudice and Wrath of the Titans, she is not that well known. However, Fincher also plucked Rooney Mara out of relative obscurity to star in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Pike could be an interesting, refreshing choice instead of a big-name star. But until we find out who’s officially been cast, the suspense continues.