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Casting News Update: Rosamund Pike landed female lead role in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'!

Great news, as previously posted here almost a week agoRosamund Pike (in P&C advert photo by Peek & Cloppenburg via Facebookwas being considered to be a front runner to star in a female lead role opposite Ben Affleck in David Fincher's upcoming film Gone Girl. Well, today, The Hollywood Reporter reported that, Miss Pike was chosen and offered the lead role as Amy and is expected to accept the juicy part and star with Ben Affleck (as Nick) in the film adaptation of Gone Girl (Read more info. about the novel here).

Yay, so glad for Rosamund! Glad she got the part, good for her, as she deserves to be in more bigger and leading roles. 

Speaking of Rosamund and Ben, I previously posted a different picture of them hanging out together back in 2008 in an Esquire dinner with Affleck's younger brother Casey and fellow Brit actress Hayley Atwell here: Rosamund Pike @ Esquire Dinner for Ben & Casey Affleck.

Also, an old related (with a an old-new P&C advert pic of RP and BA) post...
More Behind The Scenes: Peek & Cloppenburg interview with Rosamund Pike
Peek & Cloppenburg: Can you imagine working with Ben Affleck on a movie?
Rosamund Pike: Yes, maybe even with him directing. I think he’s really good at getting the best out of everyone. And I know he’s very interested in making movies with social awareness. I like his approach.


Here's more Info. on Rosamund's part in Gone Girl via THR...

EXCLUSIVE: Rosamund Pike to Star in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

The "Jack Reacher" actress will play the female lead opposite Ben Affleck in the adaptation of the hit novel, while Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being eyed for supporting roles. 
David Fincher has found his Girl Rosamund Pike has been offered and is expected to accept the starring role opposite Ben Affleck in the 20th Century Fox mystery thriller Gone Girl, which is being co-financed 50-50 with New Regency, sources said. Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being eyed for supporting roles. Pike will play a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, as her husband (Affleck) becomes the prime suspect. Much of the story is told in flashbacks. The British actress, who recently starred opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher, landed the role that had Hollywood’s thirtysomething female set jockeying for the chance to work with Fincher. A number of actresses including Charlize TheronNatalie Portman and Emily Blunt had been reported to be in the mix, but all were ruled out for various reasons including availability. Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde also had been considered.
Reese Witherspoon, who optioned the book last summer, is producing alongside Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon. 
The film is set to go into production in September.Author Gillian Flynn adapted the screenplay from her novel, which became one of the biggest sellers of 2012. 
Pike recently shot the dramedy A Long Way Down opposite Aaron Paul. The busy actress' upcoming films also include Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin's What We Did on Our HolidayFouadMikati's Return to Sender and Peter Chelsom's Hector and the Search for Happiness.

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