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David Fincher Says Ben Affleck Was Right For 'Gone Girl' Because He Knows "What It’s Like To Be Hunted"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 10:20 AM
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This fall, Ben Affleck will be thrust back into the spotlight, but his prominence will have nothing to do with his humanitarian work or his role as Batman. He's the lead in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," but the director says that Affleck's experience in the limelight made him the perfect choice for a movie about a man suspected of having a role in the disappearance of his wife who subsequently faces intense media scrutiny.

David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' To Open The New York Film Festival

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 16, 2014 7:52 PM
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The fall film festival season does not start until the last week of August, but many of the major decisions have been made – now it’s a matter of unveiling them. The first major announcement came last week: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s “Birdman” will debut at the Venice Film Festival. Now the second biggest salvo of the season has hit too, and it’s a huge one: David Fincher’s“Gone Girl”will open the New York Film Festival at the end of September.

Watch: Chilling New Trailer For David Fincher’s Murder Mystery ‘Gone Girl’ Starring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 7, 2014 11:42 AM
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David Fincher’s done way too many grim crime thrillers centered around murder, right? There’s serial killer film “Se7en,” serial killer procedural “Zodiac,” serial killer mystery “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” and "Panic Room" and "The Game" both have elements of murder, crime and mystery. But it’s not really by conscious design.

Emily Ratajkowski's Role In 'Gone Girl' Revealed, Tyler Perry Talks Working With "Genius" David Fincher

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2014 6:05 PM
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So, how does one go from sexy model in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video to actress in David Fincher's "Gone Girl"? By catching the eye of Ben Affleck. Emily Ratajkowski is one of a handful of surprising names in Fincher's upcoming thriller (that also includes Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry).

Watch: A Supercut Of Every Insert Shot In David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 16, 2014 1:02 PM
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We sort of can’t stress enough how great a film David Fincher’s “Zodiac” is. Fincher’s near 3-hour epic of investigation, based on a true story and rich in enthralling and frustrating dead ends and missed chances, is one of the most perfect films ever made about the actual and often futile process of finding out whodunit (and, for most of the movie, whostilldoingit). As this nice little supercut points out, one of the ways Fincher gets that across is through the art of the insert.

David Fincher & Rooney Mara Possibly Reteaming For ‘Red Sparrow’ Adapted By ‘American Hustle’ Screenwriter

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 9, 2014 10:12 PM
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While the sequel to “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” may not be moving forward any time soon (read, ever), bffs David Fincher and Rooney Mara have found a way to move forward together. But this time, it’s an entirely different project. The director and actress are circling “Red Sparrow,” an espionage book that’s being adapted by Eric Singer, the screenwriter of “American Hustle.” 20th Century Fox, who are distributing Fincher’s next film, “Gone Girl,” are currently in talks with Singer to adapt the spy thriller by Jason Matthews.

Quentin Tarantino Considers Releasing 4-Hour 'Django Unchained' As TV Miniseries

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2014 9:33 AM
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It was twenty years ago this week when "Pulp Fiction" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, won the Palme d'Or and spawned a generation of copycat films. And to celebrate the anniversary, Tarantino is back on the Croisette where the film will have a special screening tonight, and at a press conference this morning, the talkative filmmaker revealed that he actually has a lot more from his last film, "Django Unchained," to share with the world.

Courteney Cox Reveals How David Fincher Helped On Her Directorial Debut 'Just Before I Go'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 29, 2014 12:18 PM
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From a studio’s perspective, there’s no doubt David Fincher can be an exacting man to work with. From his strict demands regarding the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned “Jobs” biopic to the troubled production surrounding “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” from three years ago, to battles way back when surrounding "Fight Club," the filmmaker has a reputation. But if there’s one thing you can always count on with David Fincher, it’s his love and support for other filmmakers, especially directors who are just starting out.

Check Out David Fincher Shot Cover For W Magazine Featuring 'Gone Girl' Star Rosamund Pike

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 9:04 AM
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As followers of the filmmaker know, David Fincher likes to have input on every aspect of films, including the marketing, and that has been true of his upcoming "Gone Girl." Back in January, Fincher snapped the EW cover photo featuring the stars of the film, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and he's once again played shutterbug for another magazine front.

Watch: First Full Trailer For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 6:57 PM
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"Gone Girl" certainly has a lot of variables at play. On the one hand, it co-stars Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry, not the names you might immediately associate with a David Fincher film. On the other hand, it's based on a bestseller by Gillian Flynn (who wrote a new ending for the film), it brings Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross back to score, and the material is right in Fincher's thriller wheelhouse. The result? Well, judge for yourself, as the first trailer is here.

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