Helmer eyes adaptation of bestselling novel.

Word is coming from Variety that David Fincher has entered into talks with 20th Century Fox to take the director’s chair for an adaptation of acclaimed suspense writer Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl.’

Published last year the bestselling book revolves around Amy Dunne, a woman who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, with all the roads leading to her husband as the killer.

The adaptation will be produced by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard banner along with Leslie Dixon. It is unknown if Witherspoon is eyeing a role.

 

Here is a full synopsis for ‘Gone Girl’ from Amazon:

“On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?”