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With The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequels at a standstill, director David Fincher is reportedly considering another book adaptation for his next film. He is in talks with Fox to direct the studio’s adaptation of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
According to Deadline, Fox reached a seven-figure deal for the book. The film will be produced by Fox and actress Reese Witherspoon under her and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard banner. Leslie Dixon is also set to co-produce.
Flynn’s novel features a woman who disappears and her husband is linked to the murder. Flynn has written the first draft of the screenplay and is also working on other film projects.
Although Witherspoon is attached to co-produce, it is not known if she has any interest in starring in the film, notes Variety.
Fincher is still looking to make one of his dream projects - a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake - at Disney. Variety’s sources say that he might be interested in finishing that first before moving on to Gone Girl.
He is also still attached to make Sony’s English adaptations of the final two Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books. The first film, released in 2011, made $230 million worldwide.
The director has earned Oscar nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network. He also directed Fight Club and Seven.