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WATCH: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Gets a Terrific New Trailer

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood July 8, 2014 at 9:39AM

Whoever cut the new trailer for David Fincher's "Gone Girl" really knows what their doing.
Gone Girl

Whoever cut the new trailer for David Fincher's "Gone Girl" really knows what they're doing.  Not only does it evoke the thriller's almost claustrophobic tone, it paints a picture of a beautiful film, full of shadows and hidden spaces that match the dark secrets of its protagonist.  

Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestseller--which garnered great reviews and was in seemingly everyone's hands when it came out in 2012--is one of the most anticipated films of the fall.  Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), has disappeared.  Faced with a police inquiry and an ever-intensifying media circus, Nick's facade of a perfect marriage with his wife begins to unravel, leading a captivated nation to one question: did Nick kill his wife?

The first trailer for "Gone Girl" featured Elvis Costello's "She"; the second eschews any hint of romance and pursues straight-up tension instead.  The cast looks terrific, from Affleck and Pike to other characters like Neil Patrick Harris as Amy's creepy ex-boyfriend and Lisa Banes and David Clennon as Amy's parents.  And the cinematography, from Fincher alum Jeff Cronenweth ("The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") is evocative and top-notch.

Check out the full trailer below.  "Gone Girl" hits theater's October 3. 

This article is related to: Gone Girl, David Fincher, Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Trailers, Video

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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.