Gone Girl (France 2): Is the film with Ben Affleck inspired by a true story?

This Sunday evening, France 2 is broadcasting the film “Gone Girl” starring the Rosamund Pike-Ben Affleck tandem. A psychological thriller that plays with our nerves and blurs the lines… So, reality or fiction?

Beautiful, young and rich, Amy and Nick are an envied couple in New York. But because of the crisis, Nick loses his job and must make a new start in the state of Missouri. As the couple prepares to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary, the young woman disappears without a trace. The police and the media took up the matter. Wouldn’t the facade of an ideal couple hide sinister gray areas? Did Nick Murder Amy?

With Gone GirlDavid Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club) orchestrates a high-level drama, coupled with the cruel portrait of a couple in the process of decomposition. Fine-tuned dialogue, dramatic twists and an interpretation of excellence (special mention to Rosamund Pike)… If the initial plot may be reminiscent of numerous legal cases, David Fincher’s film is not a true story, but the adaptation of the bestseller: Appearancesby Gillian Flynn who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

However, rumor has it that the writer was vaguely inspired by an event in the life of another great mistress of the thriller: Agatha Christie… (to say more would reveal too much about the plot of Gone Girl). A theory never confirmed nor denied by Gillian Flynn. Two other novels by the latter were entitled to their adaptation: for the cinema, for Dark place (2015) worn by Chloë Grace Moretz and Charlize Theron and in series for Sharp Objects (2018) with Amy Adams.

Gone Girl is broadcast on Sunday September 17 at 9:10 p.m. on France 2

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