Could the casting process for one of literature’s most dysfunctional couples be nearing an end? Amid reports that Ben Affleck is eyeing the role of Nick Dunne in the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” comes word from The Wrap that three high-profile actresses are on the shortlist for titular girl, Amy Dunne.
According to the site, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are being considered for the role—despite earlier speculation that producer Reese Witherspoon might star.
For the uninitiated, “Gone Girl” centers around the disappearance of 30-something Amy on the day of her and Nick’s fifth wedding anniversary. Of course, if you’ve watched even 10 minutes of a “Law and Order” episode, it should come as no surprise that Nick emerges as the No. 1 suspect. But should he?
Without giving too much of the plot away, we’ll just say that Amy is a complex character, and we’re buoyed by the high caliber of talent being considered. While the role seems tailor-made for Charlize, it’s almost too perfect (read: predictable) for the Oscar-winning actress. In a bid between Natalie and Emily, we’ll give the advantage to Emily. But that’s our opinion. Which actress would you chose? Cast your vote in the poll below!
Have you read “Gone Girl”? Are you looking forward to the film adaptation?