Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, based on her popular 2012 novel of the same title. The film stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry. Set in Missouri, the story begins as a mystery that follows the events surrounding Nick Dunne (Affleck), who becomes the primary suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife Amy (Pike).
The film had its world premiere on opening night of the 52nd New York Film Festival on September 26, 2014, before a nationwide theatrical release on October 3. The film was received well by critics and became a commercial success, grossing $369 million, making it the highest-grossing film by director Fincher.