After months of anticipation, the first look at the upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s bestselling novel Gone Girl is finally here. Ben Affleck stars in the film as Nick Dunne, a man who becomes a murder suspect after the mysterious disappearance and assumed death of his wife, Amy Dunne, who is played by Die Another Day actress Rosamund Pike.
“I did not kill my wife,” Affleck says as Dunne in the spooky debut clip. “I am not a murderer.” Set to Elvis Costello‘s cover of the 1970s song “She,” the trailer shows footage of search parties looking for Amy, flashbacks to Amy and Nick’s marriage, and the ensuing media frenzy that follows the case.
“I don’t want to give away too much, because if you know the book, you know that there are set of reveals that you would want to maintain the integrity of,” Affleck told Entertainment Weekly about the thriller. “But I will say that Gillian adapted it and I think it’s very, very faithful to her book. If you read the book and liked it, you will definitely like the movie.”
Directed by David Fincher, who helmed The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Fight Club, Gone Girl also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Emily Ratajkowski, and Tyler Perry, among others. The movie will hit theaters on October 3.
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