Rosamund Pike has been offered a starring role opposite Ben Affleck in director David Fincher's adaptation Gone Girl. Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being eyed for supporting roles, but it isn't known if offers have been made yet.
Author Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay adaptation based on her own novel, which centers on a man (Ben Affleck) who becomes the primary suspect in the mysterious disappearance of his wife (Rosamund Pike) on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary. A majority of the story will be told through flashbacks. It isn't known what roles Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry may have, if their deals come together.
Reese Witherspoon, who optioned the book back last July, is producing alongside Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon. 20th Century Fox and New Regency are co-producing and co-financing the adaptation, which is expected to begin production in September.
Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt were in contention for the role eventually won by Rosamund Pike, although they were ruled out due to scheduling conflicts. Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde were also in contention.