Deadline.com is reporting that David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Social Network, Fight Club, Se7en) is “eyeing” an adaptation of the bestselling novel GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. Reese Witherspoon is producing and could star while 20th Century Fox will distribute.
Here’s the book’s official synopsis:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunneâ€™s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nickâ€™s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isnâ€™t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wifeâ€™s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the mediaâ€”as well as Amyâ€™s fiercely doting parentsâ€”the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and heâ€™s definitely bitterâ€”but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didnâ€™t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?