Ben Affleck will hook up with Emily Ratajkowski in David Fincher‘s Gone Girl, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn. Yes, Emily Ratajkowski is the same girl who appears naked in Robin Thicke‘s Blurred Lines video. Yes, she has no prior acting experience. So why was she cast?
Well, this is a case of looking the part. The character she’s playing is basically a college student who’s vivacious, sexy, and basically a distraction for Ben Affleck’s character. A parallel to real life, perhaps?
There’s no doubt that Ben is suited to the lead character of Nick. He looks the part, and there isn’t going to be much acting required on his part for this role [cough, cough]. One ingenue in The Town [Blake Lively], and another ingenue in Gone Girl. What’s the difference?
I wonder if Jennifer Garner has thought about this – but even if she has, what can she do? Ben’s marriage seems to be in a much better place than it was a few years ago, but would anybody’s wife be happy about their husband fake-sexing a bombshell on screen? And knowing David Fincher’s visual style, there’s no way they’re going to skip over these scenes in the movie – not when they serve an integral role in the story.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the film brings us. Unlike many other people, I don’t find it odd that Emily was cast in the film. So far, the filmmakers and casting directors are showing some inspired casting decisions for this film, including Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike for the lead role. But still way more curious about Ben’s chemistry with Emily.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for Gone Girl? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.