Gone Girl trailer: First look at Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher movie

The first movie trailer for Gillian Flynn's blockbuster novel has been releaed

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The trailer for Gone Girl, the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, has been released.

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The David Fincher movie stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and Amy Dunne, whose rocky marriage becomes pivotal to the plot when Amy disappears on their wedding anniversary.

The teaser features a cover of Charles Aznavour’s “She”, which also features in romcom Notting Hill, making the film seem more like a sad love story than an intense thriller.

Ben Affleck can be seen at the beginning at a rally trying to drum up support for the search party for Amy, followed by scenes of Amy and Nick arguing and kissing.


The trailer ends on a deathly picture of Rosamund Pike with a voice-over from Ben Affleck saying: “I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer.”

Flynn, who has previously described Fincher as her “all-time favourite director”, has written the script from the movie.

She revealed earlier this year that the movie adaptation will have an entirely new third act which will differ from the book’s controversial ending.

“Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it,” she told Entertainment Wise. “He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch’.”

Flynn described re-writing the novel’s ending for the big screen as “thrilling”.

She said: “There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I'd spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its 8,000,000 lego pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie.”

Gone Girl will be released in the US and UK on 3 October.