In the new trailer for ‘Gone Girl’, Neil Patrick Harris makes his debut as one of the ‘admirers’ that the missing Amy Elliott Dunne has cultivated in the creepy mystery thriller due out in theaters October 3. Click to watch!
With its second trailer featuring Neil Patrick Harris playing the creepy Desi Collings, Gone Girl is gearing up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the fall. And if you’re a fan of the book, you won’t be disappointed by the reveal in the trailer! Check it out!
‘Gone Girl’: Trailer 2 Introduces Neil Patrick Harris As Desi Collings — Watch
The narrative of Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl switches from the real-time POV of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) to damning entries from the diary of the missing Amy Elliot Dunne (Rosamund Pike). In the new trailer, we see that the diary will be incorporated via voiceover and by on-screen flashes of Amy writing the entries — thankfully, in perfectly clear handwriting.
Fans of the book had expressed concern that the diary wouldn’t translate onscreen, but it’s clear that director David Fincher knows what he’s doing with the source material!
The trailer turns from the sad story of a man’s missing wife to sinister on a dime. Nick is being implicated in Amy’s disappearance, and it’s no wonder, considering diary entries which read, “I will practice believing my husband loves me. But I could be wrong,” and, “I feel like something to be jettisoned, if necessary. I feel like I could disappear.”
Amy Elliot Dunne: ‘This Man May Truly Kill Me’
Neil plays Desi, Amy’s former flame — one of the “admirers” that she has attracted — who begins to appear everywhere Nick does in the search for Amy. He is overwhelmingly suspicious, and the quiet, careful manner in which Neil plays him is a bit chilling.
However, he is not as nearly suspicious as Nick, about whom Amy writes, “I finally realized I am frightened of my own husband. … This man may truly kill me.”
So, HollywoodLifers, will you be seeing Gone Girl once it hits theaters on Oct. 3? Does the new trailer make Gone Girl look more exciting than it did before, or will you be skipping this one? Let us know!
– Amanda Michelle Steiner