Gone GirlThe 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

The Social Network — Based on The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, (RH/Doubleday)

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)

2 Responses to “From DRAGON TATTOO To GONE GIRL”

  1. Cara Says:

    You forgot my favorite of his, Zodiac, based on the book Zodiac by Robert Graysmith. :)

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Thanks, Cara — will have to check that one out. Am adding it to the list now.