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Gillian Flynn's Reddit AMA: Author calls reports of 'Gone Girl' movie changes 'greatly exaggerated'

At ease, Gone Girl purists: According to author Gillian Flynn, there’s no need to fear David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation.

In EW’s Gone Girl cover story — published this past January — Fincher made waves by implying that Flynn’s bestselling story of a (very) twisted marriage had been dramatically altered during its journey from page to screen. What’s more, Flynn herself was the one doing the butchery. “Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it,” Fincher said, describing how his star responded to Flynn’s Gone Girl screenplay. “He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.'”

Perhaps, however, we shouldn’t have taken those words so literally. During a Reddit AMA posted Tuesday afternoon, a participant mentioned that his girlfriend was a big fan of Flynn’s novel — then added that she “was disappointed to hear that you were changing the movie up a little when compared to the book.” Here’s Flynn’s response in full:

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This Week's Cover: David Fincher shoots 'Gone Girl' EW cover with Ben Affleck

When Entertainment Weekly approached Twentieth Century Fox about getting an exclusive inside look at the making of Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 smash best-selling novel due in theaters Oct. 3, the studio came back with a surprising reply: Director David Fincher was offering to shoot the cover himself. Not being crazy enough to turn down the Oscar-nominated provocateur who directed The Social Network, we said yes. Fincher dreamed up the image, which features Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne curled around his wife, Amy, played by Rosamund Pike. The result is an unsettling portrait of love gone demented. READ FULL STORY

Rosamund Pike in 'Gone Girl'? Yes, please.

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

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