Good Morning America: Author Gillian Flynn
Good Morning America’s Amy Robach sat down with author Gillian Flynn to discuss her exciting novel, Gone Girl. A movie adaptation of the novel is currently filming, and Gillian Flynn talked a bit about what that will look like.
GMA: Gone Girl Movie Rights
Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl is a dark thriller, following the story of Nick Dunne in the days after his wife, Amy, disappeared. The novel’s dark premise attracted quite a bit of attention, and the book maintained a spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for 79 weeks.
The book didn’t just attract the attention of bookworms. Reese Witherspoon thought the story was so good that she purchased the movie rights for $1.5 million. The fun didn’t stop there for Gillian Flynn, because she was able to write the screenplay for the film as well. Ben Affleck has been cast to play Nick Dunne, and Rosamund Pike will portray Amy.
Good Morning America: Gone Girl Ending Changed for Movie?
Amy Robach asked Gillian Flynn about the rumor that’s been going around, saying that she changed the ending of the story for the film. While Gillian Flynn would neither confirm nor deny the allegations, she assured Amy Robach that she was writing the screenplay, and that everything was in good hands.
GMA: Gillian Flynn Laid Off From Entertainment Weekly
Before becoming a novelist, Gillian Flynn was a writer for Entertainment Weekly. Unfortunately, she was laid off, and had no idea she would become a successful writer in such a short amount of time. Only four years after her layoff, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike graced the cover of the magazine in a promotion for the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl.
Gillian Flynn also mentioned that she was a newlywed when she wrote Gone Girl, and laughed that she had to make sure whenever she and her husband got into an argument, that she didn’t take it out on him by writing a chapter of her book.
Everything worked out for Gillian Flynn in the end. She’s happily married, a successful novelist, and $1.5 million richer.