We heard this week that author Gillian Flynn would be changing up her bestselling novel Gone Girl for the film adaptation directed by David Fincher but we had no idea she meant the ENTIRE THIRD ACT. She said,”Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it. He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.’”
If you haven’t read the book I’ll say this much: the ending is very controversial and there is no way that the story can have the same meaning if the ending is changed in anyway.
“When I was writing Gone Girl there were certain parts where I thought, ‘David Fincher would really kill this scene,’” Flynn says. “I thought he’d inject just the right sense of necessary malice.”
Flynn also said something a bit strange about Ben Affleck, “Ben knows inherently what that experience is like. He knows what it’s like to be hunted. You have to wonder if Nick did horrible things to his wife, and you have to see him do some really not good things, but at the same time you have to able to say, ‘I’d like to have a beer with that guy.”
How in the blue hell does Ben Affleck know what it’s like to be hunted? Is she referring to his role in Gigli or Dare Devil?
Rosamund Pike, the actress playing the charmingly terrifying Amy, says, “Falling in love with Amy is like a chemical high injected right into your veins. And that needle can inject something toxic as well. [Playing] Amy gives you a sense of feeling completely uncaged. As an actress, I had a sense there are no rules about what a woman has to be.”
This movie is going to be so good.
[Via. The Film Stage]