Hey "Gone Girl" fans, if all goes as planned, meet the big-screen version of Amy Dunne:
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the British actress who most recently starred opposite
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Pike, 34, is an interesting choice for the role. Though the actress played a Bond girl in 2002's "Die Another Day," and appeared in a number of British films including
She will next appear in Edgar Wright's "The World's End."
For the David Fincher-directed film, her relative anonymity could be an asset. The book, written by Gillian Flynn, is told via the competing viewpoints of Nick and Amy Dunne, two unreliable narrators who shift the reader's perspective as they tell their sides of the tale. Accordingly, the role of Amy Dunne is quite complex, a mysterious wife who is not as she seems. As something of an unknown quantity, the actress will have an easier time manipulating the audience.
Other actresses the Hollywood Reporter says were up for the role, including
Flynn is writing the adaptation of the book for Fincher, who is scheduled to begin production this September.