After just having finished Gone Girl, I’m intrigued to see what this new ending that Flynn has written for the movie will be. “Depending on how readers interpreted the original, polarizing ending, the change could be welcome.” I think I might be one of those that finds this new ending welcome…we’ll have to wait til October to find out.
Fans of the novel Gone Girl might be in for a big surprise when the movie version is released later this year: author Gillian Flynn has rewritten the entire final act for the movie.
The film adaptation of the bestselling novel is directed by David Fincher, and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as the toxic married couple Nick and Amy Dunne. It’s unclear just how the ending will differ on-screen, but Flynn—who wrote both the novel and the screenplay—hinted in an interview to Entertainment Weekly that the change is drastic. “Ben was so shocked by it,” Flynn told EW. “He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.’”
Depending on how readers interpreted the original, polarizing ending, the change could be welcome. For Flynn’s part, she apparently had no problem with changing her work. She told EW…
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