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Gone Girl Movie Casting

Who Should Star in the Gone Girl Movie?

Bestselling novel Gone Girl seems like it's been on everyone's lips since its early Summer release, and it's set to be even more topical in the pop culture world — it's in the process of being adapted into a movie. Reese Witherspoon will produce the film with author Gillian Flynn writing the script, and though it's early, we're already thinking about who should star.

The main characters are Nick and Amy — a husband and wife who hit their fifth wedding anniversary when Amy disappears. Though Witherspoon is only attached to produce at this point, it's not unlikely she could also play Amy, especially since she matches the age and physical description (late 30s, petite blonde). However, we want to hear everyone's ideas for casting Gone Girl, and not just for Amy, but Nick as well. If you read the book, leave your ideas in the comments below.

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IndyMovie IndyMovie 4 years
Natalie Portman and Josh Duhamel. Jessica Chastain would also be great as Amy.
IndyMovie IndyMovie 4 years
Charlize Theron (Amy) and Jon Hamm (Nick)
nzill nzill 4 years
I think possibly Amy Adams could work.
nzill nzill 4 years
She's not the most beautiful actress, but I think I can see Alison Lohman in this part.
nzill nzill 4 years
If she can pull off the switch to ice-cold sociopath, then I could see Reese. Otherwise, I'm not sure I see Rachel McAdams doing this -- yes, she played cold in Mean Girls, but there was still something comical in that character. I feel like Amy has to be dead inside.
Rob-Kerri3483160 Rob-Kerri3483160 4 years
Matt Long as Nick & January Jones as Amy
Austriauna3446632 Austriauna3446632 4 years
Jon Hamm as Nick!
Lisa3369146 Lisa3369146 5 years
I just finished.  I thought that Reese Witherspoon, hands down, should play Amy if made into a movie.  Interesting to find out that she is actually producing the movie.  Diary Amy is what we all have seen her as before but I bet she can pull off real Amy and totally surprise everybody (didn't she win an Oscar BTW).  For Nick, Bradly Cooper...he just has that bedroom eyes ahole look about him.  Ahhh, wait a minute, Reese's ex Ryan Phillippe fits that bill too.  That pairing might hit a little to close to home.
nubee56 nubee56 5 years
Charlize Theron for Amy & Ryan Reynolds for Nick
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 5 years
Now that I know Ben Affleck is reading the book, I want him to play Nick.
Grace-Wilcox Grace-Wilcox 5 years
@Danny Feekes I can't wait to discuss! So glad you got into it- and I agree, Claire would be the perfect Amy.
Danny-Feekes Danny-Feekes 5 years
I just finished and I agree with some of the commenters — it, too, took me a while to get into it. But, when I finally did, I was hooked. I'm currently obsessed with Homeland, so I'm picturing Claire Danes in the role of Amy. Could be fun to see her real-life husband, Hugh Dancy, play opposite.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 5 years
I could also see Charlize Theron as Amy, ans I'd like someone dark haired for Nick, like Ben Affleck if he wasn't so famous...
Marisa3176854 Marisa3176854 5 years
I pictured Bradley Cooper and Gwyneth Paltrow while reading it, but I think Gwen might be almost too old for this when by the time it gets rolling.  I think Scarlett would be awesome.  Overall I really didn't like the book, and not because there are no redeeming characters.  I just really had a problem with the first half of the book being pretty boring and almost gave up on it until the crazy stuff started to happen.
Marisa3176854 Marisa3176854 5 years
 @Janet2373373 I kind of agree with you Janet, I almost took the book back to the library because I hated that it took until page 200 to start getting interesting. 
Katie-Henry Katie-Henry 5 years
I'm throwing Gabriel Macht in the ring, God I love that man. I can see Scarlett Johansson as Amy, she can play salty and sweet. 
Kelly3249528 Kelly3249528 5 years
I pictured Scott Speedman as Nick- classic boy next door looks, innocence but believable enough have a bad side. Michelle Williams would be a perfect Amy- Reese would be ok, but I didnt picture her as a read the book.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 5 years
 @Kendra3236385 I could get into this pairing.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 5 years
 @Tara Block I love the idea of Rachel McAdams.
Tara-Block Tara-Block 5 years
Rachel McAdams would be amazing as Amy! She could pull off the good girl side and the dark side so well!!! For Nick I'm not so sure...maybe Ryan Gosling or Michael Fassbender...
Kate-Stahl Kate-Stahl 5 years
 @Mandy Harris  @jadenirvana I totally agree! That would be perfect casting! Genius idea. I like the idea of Bradley Cooper as Nick, but I think Ryan Gosling could pull it off pretty brilliantly, too.
Kendra3236385 Kendra3236385 5 years
I think Rachel McAdams as Amy and Bradley Cooper as Nick. I kept picturing Rachel as Amy when I was reading it. Can't wait to watch the movie version!
Mandy-Harris Mandy-Harris 5 years
 @jadenirvana Ooooh, I love the idea of Michelle Williams playing Amy! Reese feels a little too sweet and innocent for this role, but I've been having a hard time thinking of someone who could strike the right balance. You may have nailed it!
Deidre Deidre 5 years
I'd like to see two actors that are a bit more unexpected in these roles, mostly to help keep the plot twists at bay for the audience who didn't read the book.  Some actors that are looking to break their "type" a bit.  Such as Alison Lohman and maybe John Krasinski.     To commenter janet -- you're absolutely right on the few redeeming qualities of the characters.  And that's honestly the most refreshing and entertaining aspect of the book for me!  I get it's not everyone's cup of tea -- Flynn writes some pretty dark material.  I'm glad she's helming the script to make sure the important parts stay in tact.
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 5 years
I could see Ryan Reynolds as Nick or even Bradley Cooper — both are around the right age and Cooper definitely has the ability to play a sincere guy underneath a devlish grin. Of course, as with pretty much every movie these days, I could also see Ryan Gosling.
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