Missouri and Cape Girardeau Get Ready for "Gone Girl"

It looks like Missouri's own Cape Girardeau has a good chance of standing in for the fictional town of North Carthage, Missouri, as the setting of Gone Girl. Last week, a location scout for 20th Century Fox reached out to homeowners in Cape Girardeau about using their homes in the movie.

A best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl will soon be adapted into a feature film directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network, Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and produced by Reese Witherspoon (who obtained the screen rights to Gone Girl for a reported US$1.5 million).

Author Gillian Flynn is on board to write the screenplay, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike to star as the married couple Nick and Amy.

No. 1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list for eight weeks, Gone Girl was one of the biggest literary phenomenon of 2012. The book sold more than 2 million copies, was nominated for numerous literary awards, and universally praised by all the major publications in the country, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Publishers Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today - to name a few.

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