According to a report by Deadline, Social Network director David Fincher is in talks to direct 20th Century Fox’s screen adaptation of Gone Girl, the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.
Published by Crown, the studio paid a reported seven-figures to acquire the book. The film is to be co-produced by Reese Witherspoon as part of her production company Pacific Standard. Flynn has apparently already written an initial draft of the script.
The plot of the book concerns a woman who goes missing from her small Missouri town on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary. After an investigation, the evidence begins to point to her husband—the town golden boy—as being the responsible party.
Fincher is currently at work on Disney’s 3D adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.