Flynn rewrites Gone Girl ending for film

Flynn rewrites Gone Girl ending for film

Writer Gillian Flynn has acknowledged rewriting the ending to her novel Gone Girl (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) for the film adaptation.

Variety has reported the writer as saying she had written a new final act for the film, which stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as his wife Amy.

Meanwhile Flynn told Entertainment Weekly: “There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million Lego pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie.”

The film’s director, David Fincher, told EW the reasons for the change, saying that he learnt a lesson from adapting Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Quercus) for the big screen, where “we may have been too beholden to the source material”.

"Gone Girl" is due out in cinemas in October.