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First Look: Ben Affleck in David Fincher's Next Adaptation 'Gone Girl'

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December 27, 2013
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Ben Affleck Gone Girl

Take a good look - is this man a killer? One of the next big roles for Ben Affleck before he starts playing Batman is the lead in the next David Fincher movie, titled Gone Girl, adapted from Gillian Flynn's novel about a wife who goes missing on the fifth wedding anniversary. Affleck stars as the husband, along with Rosamund Pike as his wife and a cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Casey Wilson, Scoot McNairy and Tyler Perry. The first look shot just shows Affleck addressing a crowd at a mic, with a missing persons photo in the background. It's still a good early tease for the next Fincher mystery movie due out next year.

Here's the first look shot showing Ben Affleck in David Fincher's Gone Girl, first discovered via The Playlist:

Gone Girl Ben Affleck First Look

Gone Girl, being directed by David Fincher (of Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, Panic Room, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo previously), is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name. In a story primarily told in flashbacks, Rosamund Pike plays a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, and her husband (Affleck) becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. Fincher is currently filming in Missouri utilizing the new 6K Red Dragon digital camera. 20th Century Fox tentatively has Fincher's Gone Girl scheduled for release on October 3rd, 2014 next fall. This is definitely at the top of our most anticipated next year. Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 35 Comments

1

6K Red Dragon!? Sounds crunchy!

DAVIDPD on Dec 27, 2013

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Indeed, it seemed like just the other day the Red Epic(which I think filmed at 4K?) was the new high standard with digital cameras...and now we have a 6K Red Dragon....that's awesome. The rate the digital cameras continue to improve is quite staggering. I don't think there is any question of film being obsolete within the decade.

Chris Groves on Dec 28, 2013

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"a digital image will never, ever match the clearity of a film image. It's impossible" That might be the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. Dynamic range, clarity, crispness and resolution are constantly improving for digital cameras. When 10, 20, and 30K cameras exist, there will be no way film matches it. Every aspect that film currently has up on digital is shrinking by the year....and the vast majority of people couldn't even tell you whether a movie like Pacific Rim was shot on film or digitally. To say a digital image will never ever match film, as if it's some fact that will never change, is just close minded.

Chris Groves on Dec 28, 2013

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Emotion has nothing to do with it, Film is still the best way to currently shoot. But say, 10 years ago...the difference between the best looking film image and the best looking digital image was maybe like the difference between 10 and 3, qualitatively. But now, it's more like 10 to 7-8, and many barely notice. In a few years, maybe already with this 6K Red Dragon, it might be more like comparing 10 to 9. Emotion has nothing to do with it, I'm a realist. To say digital will never ever match film is ridiculous unless you are working on a short timeline. Does digital currently match film? No, but it is pretty damn close. In 5 years? It will be even closer, if not on par. In 10 years, it WILL have at least matched it, at minimum. To say "digital will never match film" is an absolutist point of view. In 30 years you think that will be the case? When we are filming in like 40K? Maybe more? The 'grain and texture' argument won't be worth anything then. It's not opinion, it's not some jaded stance, I love film as much as anyone(and would love to see entire films shot at 65mm, frankly)...it is just the cold hard reality. When Wally Pfister, an avid film-over-digital proponent, appears in Side By Side(an amazing doc on the film to digital transition) saying that he believes he and Nolan will be working digitally within 10 years...that tells you something.

Chris Groves on Dec 29, 2013

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Sure, it likely won't look exactly the same as film(meaning, digital imagery isn't based on a grain structure) but I would say that it will certainly look BETTER than film, to be honest. I think significant gains in clarity and resolution would trump the sort of 'texture' of film...for me personally, anyway. A lot of the preference is certainly subjective and about aesthetic preference...I was merely speaking in terms of the raw quality/detail of an image. I once heard that 35mm film is like the equivalent of 8K imagery...so until Digital is shooting at 8K, then I can see how it lags behind film slightly. But when the digital standard is raised to, say, 16K...the 'texture' argument will be purely aesthetic, and the 'film offers more image detail' argument won't be there. But yes, I'd love to see one final, huge blockbuster filmed entirely on 65mm film...it would truly be something to behold. I was hoping Nolan would shoot only in IMAX 70mm and 65mm for Interstellar, not using any 35mm...but I didn't get my wish.

Chris Groves on Dec 30, 2013

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Another interesting point, if you follow the trends in digital photography, we are soon approaching a point when the digital sensors are so good that the it will be the glass in the lenses that halts further improvements in clarity. Yes, that means those minute imperfections in the glass will be the thing keeping is from better pictures. Crazy!? Right?

DAVIDPD on Dec 28, 2013

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I was excited to see this movie until I saw Tyler Perry's name, they seriously couldn't have picked any other actor? Tyler Perry in a David Fincher movie....I couldn't even stand his acting in Cross. What are they even thinking. What is Fincher even thinking, I just hope it's not going to be another one of his flops. He has gone to darn mainstream over the years his unique style has been lost. Now anyone can be a Fincher even that guy from across the street. Well still gonna check it out.

Charlie Hard on Dec 28, 2013

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whine whine whine whine whine. You know, Tyler Perry had a minor role in JJ Abrams Star Trek film...must have ruined the whole fucking movie huh? No wait, no it didn't. He was perfectly fine in that appearance. The reality is that Perry was listed here after Affleck, Pike, Harris, Wilson, and McNairy. AT BEST he is a member of an ensemble cast, but more likely he will just be a supporting role. I understand the hate for his movies, I hate them too...but it's not like this is a damn Tyler Perry production written, directed by, and starring Tyler Perry. He is simply acting in a supporting role. Considering that the Director is THE David Fincher and the star of the film is Ben Affleck....I think the movie is in damn good shape. Did you damn Inglourious Basterds to hell because Mike Meyers was in the cast?

Chris Groves on Dec 28, 2013

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Calm the heck down. I simply suggested they could have picked a better damn actor for a role in a movie like this supporting or not. How do you even know it's a small supporting role like his role in Star Trek which was like about 30 seconds and all it was just more of a speaking role not a physical moving role which there is difference between that. Jesus it's sounds like everyone is going crazy. When the hell did I even mention Inglourious Basterds or Mike Myers* not Meyers which just goes to show how fast you typed this without even thinking. At least he is a great actor who has proved himself in some decent roles. I am saying again, calm down. No need to swear or sound violent we are all people in here. I love Fincher as a director but when I mentioned that above I meant his earlier films had a more unique style in my own opinion. I mean there is a difference between Se7en and his other films that he has made later on. Like I even said I will still check this movie out.

Charlie Hard on Dec 28, 2013

10

Charlie even Justin Timberlake did acceptable job in Fincher works

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 28, 2013

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Go fuck yourself

Charlie Hard on Dec 30, 2013

12

Alex please dont delete his comment. Its democracy and this dude have many liberal ideas. But charlie , believe me man , you are everything but MOVIEGOER

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 30, 2013

13

Oh good one very funny guys, I am laughing so hard. Very funny nice job on the impersonator account whoever it was. Good job I am really proud of whoever did it. There definitely needs to be more than one me around here so go ahead and why not make more! Ahahaha. I am not a moviegoer your right about that even though you didn't reply to me. I am a simple minded idiot with the worst opinions on films ever. Everyone hates me wah wah wah wah. I love this place enough to forgive it for it's flaws and effortless humor.

Charlie Hard on Dec 30, 2013

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Wrong I'm not hate you. Why should i? I like guys who have opposite ideas. Without wrong , right means nothing and no one can say who say wrong or right. Then just say your opinion man. Go On dude.

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 30, 2013

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Was it you that made the fake impersonator account against me? No no I really want to find out be honest. Still confused? How about you click the name of the good ole swearing Charlie's account above and then click mine. Just be honest with me cause It's a great joke. ANYONE who had to go through all the effort just to make another account with my name on it and want's to go around trolling me on here must be rewarded! Or did you just do it to see me tick like I am right now? Be honest with me.

Charlie Hard on Dec 30, 2013

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What are you talking about man? I have more busy for this childish act. Are you kidding me? Charlie I'm your friend. No , definitely that's not me dude,

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 31, 2013

17

Funny isn't it, how worked up people get. If we are going to type anything on here better make sure it is something Chris Groves agrees with. After all, he does know everything there is to know about making and casting movies and nobody else has a right to express their own opinions except him.

Mitch Cumstein on Dec 29, 2013

18

I have no problem with a well articulated opinion. Whining is something else. I'm not "worked up" at all, but you seem to be. My tolerance for blatant ignorance is pretty low, oh well.

Chris Groves on Dec 29, 2013

19

The character Perry is playing is a lawyer and in the book he only had a few scenes. Strangely, in the book he was a white man married to a black woman.

Christopher Roberts on Dec 28, 2013

20

Another moronic post from the biggest moron here

Micheal Kinane on Dec 28, 2013

21

Charlie you don't like Nolan , but can you believe who act in ned kelly or knights tale , Can play MASTERFULLY as joker? Dude , i think some directors work precisely on their materials. They make movies because that's in their blood. Flincher is one of them. Then don't worry dude.

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 28, 2013

22

Fincher and Affleck working together? Sounds damn good to me.

Chris Groves on Dec 28, 2013

23

Nice. Affleck and Fincher seems like a great combination.

Xerxexx on Dec 28, 2013

24

Although the book was mediocre with highly unlikable characters, I have confidence Fincher will improve upon all it's shortcomings and bring us another great film.

cuckoozey on Dec 28, 2013

25

Fincher really is one of our best directors. Too bad the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo remake doesn't seem to be getting sequel. Really dug it.

Nielsen700 on Dec 28, 2013

26

Awesome movie

Micheal Kinane on Dec 28, 2013

27

I've seen the original, and its sequels. And I disagree with the original being better than the remake, even though they're very close to one another. My problem with the original trilogy is more the two sequels. They felt like cheap made-for-TV films. I think if Fincher got a crack at it he could make one of the great trilogies of our time.

Nielsen700 on Dec 28, 2013

28

Tyler Perry was in Star Trek?

Brian Ricci on Dec 28, 2013

29

Yep. He was over-seeing the hearing/review where Kirk was accused of tampering with the Kobayashi Maru. "In Academic vernacular, you cheated."

Chris Groves on Dec 28, 2013

30

Crime Lord against Crime Master Who must directs Who? Fincher or Affleck

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 28, 2013

31

wow, that cast isn't doing it for me at all (affleck, pike, harris, perry, ugh), but hey, it's fincher and it's a mystery! I hope it will be kinda like Spoorloos (aka The Vanishing)

Terry Craig on Dec 28, 2013

32

Perry is a douche.

Charlie Hard on Dec 30, 2013

33

My favorite Ben Affleck was when he was on South Park and he found his parents after Kenny and Cartman put that fake ad on the milk cartons.

Dick Bigger on Dec 28, 2013

34

Aflac

Jimmy Love on Dec 29, 2013

35

Even Bafleck cant mess up a David Fincher movie. This should be good, cant wait. Hopefully David will bring in Trent from NIN again to do the music composition.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 30, 2013

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