Fans of the novel Gone Girl might be in for a big surprise when the movie version is released later this year: Author Gillian Flynn has rewritten the entire final act for the movie.
The film adaptation of the bestselling novel is directed by David
Fincher, and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as the toxic married
couple Nick and Amy Dunne. It’s unclear just how the ending will differ
on-screen, but Flynn—who wrote both the novel and the screenplay—hinted
in an interview to Entertainment Weekly that the change is drastic. “Ben was so shocked by it,” Flynn told EW. “He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.’”
Depending on how readers interpreted the origina ending,
the change could be welcome. For Flynn’s part, she apparently had no
problem with changing her work. She told EW,
“there was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d
spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight
million Lego pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and
reassemble it into a movie.”
The film hits opens on Oct. 3.
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