According to Deadline.com in a whopping summer auction that reached seven figures, 20th Century Fox acquired Gone Girl the recently published Gillian Flynn novel. The book will be produced by Pacific Standard’s Reese Witherspoon with the screenplay being written by Flynn herself. Reese Witherspoon is to direct the film.
Gone Girl follows a traumatic relationship and a disappearance. After years of fighting, cheating and being combative, a woman goes missing in a small town, and the police look to her husband to find the answers. He denies any involvement, but after his mistakes come to light, authorities find it difficult to believe him. The novel, which has been getting great reviews, is written in the first person, alternating between man and wife; so, it’ll be interesting to see what form the adaptation takes.