The director of the English-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo may have his sights on a new girl; Variety reports that David Fincher is in talks to direct an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
20th C. Fox acquired the rights to the book in July, with Reese Witherspoon set to produce and star.
Fincher has a good track record with book adaptations:
House of Cards (Netflix series) — Directed the pilot and second episode of season one, coming from Netflix Feb 1. This is Netflix first foray into creating programs. Based on: Novel by Michael Dobbs (HarperCollins, 1990) [UPDATE; Earlier, we incorrectly listed House of Lies as the series]
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — Based on the novel by Stieg Larsson
Fight Club — Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk (Norton, 1996)
[UPDATE] One of our readers points out another Fincher book adaptation (and says it is her favorite):
Zodiac — Based on the novel by Robert Graysmith, (St. Martin’s, 1986)