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David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' to Open 52nd New York Film Festival

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire July 17, 2014 at 10:22AM

Earlier this morning the New York Film Festival (NYFF) announced that David Fincher's much-anticipated thriller "Gone Girl" will be their opening night film.
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Still from "Gone Girl"
Still from "Gone Girl"

Earlier this morning the New York Film Festival (NYFF) announced David Fincher's much-anticipated thriller "Gone Girl" will be its opening night film. It will mark the film's world premiere. "Gone Girl" also marks Fincher's second NYFF premiere, following his 2010 eventual Oscar nominee, "The Social Network." 

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Based on the beloved novel by Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl" is a mystery that tries to determine whether Nick Dunne, a seemingly perfect husband, has killed his wife Amy after she suddenly goes missing. Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris star. 

NYFF had previously announced the retrospective, "Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast," as well as a few selections in the Revivals section, which include "Burroughs: The Movie," "The Color of Pomegranates," "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "Once Upon a Time in America."

Running 17 days, NYFF will take place from September 26-October 12th. "Gone Girl" will be released in theaters on October 3rd.

This article is related to: New York Film Festival, Gone Girl, David Fincher, Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris