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Rosamund Pike set to star in David Fincher's Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike in Fracture

Story by Jack Foley

ROSAMUND Pike has reportedly landed the lead role in David Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British actress has been offered “and is expected to accept” the starring role opposite Ben Affleck in the mystery thriller.

Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are also being lined up for key supporting roles, says the report.

If completed, Pike will play a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. Her husband (played by Affleck) becomes the prime suspect. Much of the story is told in flashbacks.

Pike most recently starrd opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher and has credits including Fracture, Johnny English Reborn and Bond movie Die Another Day.

She is said to have won the role ahead of actresses including fellow Brit Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman.

Shooting on the keenly-anticipated project is expected to begin in September.

The film is based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Gillian Flynn, who has adapted the screenplay herself. In book form, the story became one of the biggest sellers of 2012.

Pike has several projects nearing completion. She has recently completed the dramedy A Long Way Down opposite Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul and also has What We Did on Our Holiday, Fouad Mikati’s Return to Sender and Peter Chelsom’s Hector and the Search for Happiness on the way.

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