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20 Things You Didn't Know About Gone Girl

Looking back on David Fincher's twisted soap opera.

20th Century Fox

Though David Fincher's new Netflix film Mank is due to release later this year, it's been almost six years since the director's previous effort, Gone Girl, hit cinemas.

Adapted from Gillian Flynn's New York Times Best Seller - with a script also penned by the author, no less - Gone Girl revolves around Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a man who becomes the prime suspect in his wife Amy's (Rosamund Pike) disappearance.

Criminally nominated for just a single Oscar - for Rosamund Pike's magnetic performance - Gone Girl may not be Fincher's best movie, but it's certainly a measured, technically astonishing adaptation of a script which, in lesser hands, could've easily come across as too silly for its own good.

Despite its brain-breaking plot twists and divergences into unapologetic soap opera territory, it's grounded at all times by Fincher's patient direction and the immaculate performances of its killer cast.

And like basically every Fincher movie, its conception is at least as interesting as the film itself, with Fincher and his cast providing a ton of fascinating stories about Gone Girl's production...

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