Ever since Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl rocketed up the bestseller list and became an instant Hollywood go-picture, some of the biggest actresses have reportedly circled the juicy role of Amy Dunne, the beautiful and enigmatic New Yorker who goes missing after reluctantly following her husband back to his hometown in Missouri. There was Reese Witherspoon, who’s producing the movie adaptation, and Charlize Theron, and Natalie Portman, to name just a few Oscar winners. But as Gone Girl‘s director David Fincher demonstrated with Rooney Mara in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, he’s not one to always pick the hottest actress du jour. Fincher already has Ben Affleck aboard as the male lead, the laid-off and laid-back Nick Dunne, blessing Gone Girl with plenty of star-power. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the search for Amy has turned away from the usual suspects and towards the luminous Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher).
Pike’s reps didn’t respond to EW for comment, but I can’t help but get excited over the possibility. READ FULL STORY