On the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly, a spooky shot of a man embracing the lifeless body of a female corpse in a morgue is the last thing anybody would want to see on a magazine cover.
However, that’s exactly what film director David Fincher of “Gone Girl” was going for when he photographed Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.
In the upcoming film, the duo portrays a married couple, Nick and Amy Dunne, who are former magazine writers going through the usual tribulations of a relationship.
Following the layoff of Nick, the two move from New York to Missouri where everything goes down hill from there. Amy goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary resulting in Nick becoming the main suspect in her disappearance or possible murder.
The high-angle shot, however, shows a wide-eyed Pike lying down pale and emotionless while Affleck cuddles along side her as he caresses her face.(image)
Entertainment Weekly’s studio were more than happy to move out of the way and let Fincher capture a moment they refer to as an “unsettling portrait of love gone demented.”
Based on Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thriller novel, the author is a former Entertainment Weekly writer herself and was present throughout the photo-shoot.
Anticipated reviews predict slight changes will be made in the movie plot in contrast to the novel, being that Flincher and Flynn both modified the story to make it fit on the big screen.
“There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie,” Flynn told Entertainment Weekly.
The film is set to premier in theatres Oct. 3 of this year. It will also feature stars like Emily Ratajkowski, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry.
Here’s a report done by Hollyscoop TV about the magazine cover: