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