It is the second film by Fincher to start the 17-day festival
that runs from September 26 to October 12. "The Social Network,"
which went on to win three Oscars, kicked off the festival in
"Gone Girl is so many things at once: sharp as a razor about
many aspects of American life that have been untouched by
movies, very tough and just as funny, brilliantly acted and 100
percent entertaining - a wild ride from start to finish," Ken
Jones, the New York Film Festival director, said in a statement.
Author Gillian Flynn adapted her acclaimed book "Gone Girl" for
the big screen. Double Oscar winner Affleck ("Argo" and "Good
Will Hunting") is Nick Dunne, a journalist who loses his job.
When his wife Amy, played by Pike ("Jack Reacher"), mysteriously
vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary he becomes the main
Tony-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris is Amy's old boyfriend,
Desi, and Carrie Coon, who appears in HBO's TV series "The
Leftovers," plays Nick's sister Margo in the suspense thriller.
The full slate for the festival, which will also include a
retrospective of the work of Academy Award winning director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, will be announced in August.
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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