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David Fincher Considers Reese Witherspoon's 'Gone Girl' as Next Directing Vehicle

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 22, 2013 at 5:20PM

David Fincher, whose last big screen project was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remake with Rooney Mara, is eyeing his next endeavor--which may also be an adaptation of another popular book. "Gone Girl," written by Gilian Flynn, has sold over two million copies and is being prepped for a big screen debut by Reese Witherspoon...
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David Fincher on the set of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
David Fincher on the set of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

David Fincher, whose last big screen project was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" remake with Rooney Mara, is eyeing his next endeavor--which may also be an adaptation of another popular book. "Gone Girl," written by Gilian Flynn, has sold over two million copies and is being prepped for a big screen debut by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's Pacific Standard and Leslie Dixon. Fincher is currently in talks to direct for Fox, and Witherspoon may or may not be planning on starring. "Gone Girl" is a thriller centering on a woman who disappears just after her fifth wedding anniversary.

Fincher has kept busy directing "House of Cards" for Netflix; it debuts February 1. Check out the trailers here. He remains attached to Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as well as Sony's "Dragon Tattoo" sequel--currently awaiting the attention of screenwriter Steve Zaillian.

This article is related to: News, News, David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Reese Witherspoon


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.