Ben Affleck in talks to star in 'Gone Girl' adaptation

ben-affleck-gone-girl-gi.jpgThe movie version of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel "Gone Girl" may have found its male star in Ben Affleck.

The "Argo" director-star is in negotiations to play Nick Dunne in the film, with David Fincher attached to direct, Deadline reports. The character is a man suspected of foul play when his wife, Amy, disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Flynn has written a draft of a screenplay for the movie.

Reese Witherspoon will be a producer of "Gone Girl," but she's not expected to star in the film. According to The Wrap, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt are in the running to play Amy.

Affleck would take on the project before his next directing gig, an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's 1920s-set crime novel "Live by Night."

What do you think of the casting of Affleck as Nick? Who would you like to see as Amy?
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