Gone Girl script
Gone Girl (2014)
Synopsis: In Carthage, Mo., former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his glamorous wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) present a portrait of a blissful marriage to the public. However, when Amy goes missing on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. The resulting police pressure and media frenzy cause the Dunnes' image of a happy union to crumble, leading to tantalizing questions about who Nick and Amy truly are.

Al BLACK SCREEN Al

NICK (V.0.)

When I think of my wife, I always

think of her head.

FADE IN:

INT. BEDROOM - SOMETIME

We see the back of AMY DUNNE’S HEAD, resting on a pillow.

NICK (V.0.)

I picture cracking her lovely

skull, unspooling her brain,

Nick runs his fingers into Amy’s hair.

NICK (V.0.)

Trying to get answers.

He twirls and twirls a lock, a screw tightening.

NICK (V.0.)

The primal questions of a marriage:

What are you thinking? How are you

feeling? What have we done to each

other?

AMY wakes, turns, gives a look of alarm. *

BLACK SCREEN:

2 EXT. NORTH CARTHAGE - MORNING 2

A carved faux-marble entry—reading FOREST GLEN—ushers us into

a ruined HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. Mostly VACANT houses. A few

Fourth of July decorations hang in windows. A weird, BUCOLIC

air:
swaying grasses, stray wildlife.

3 EXT. NICK DUNNE’S FRONT YARD - DAWN 3 *

TITLE CARD:

JULY 5th, 2012

THE MORNING OF:

NICK DUNNE, 30s, handsome, is taking out the trash; his yard *

is the only one mowed—all around him WILDERNESS encroaches.

The SUN rises over the treeline and blares its FIRST-DEGREE

SPOTLIGHT in his face. He looks ILL.

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He turns and stares back at his HOUSE as if girding himself.

He strides across the yard, opens the door. His shadowy

figure fills the doorway for a moment. He SHUTS the door. *

4 EXT. BAR PARKING LOT - DAY 4 *

NICK—wearing noticeably different clothes—arrives under a *

glaring SUN. Down the street, a troupe of HOMELESS MEN walks *

single file along the river.

5 INT. THE BAR - DAY 5

Nick’s twin sister, GO, 30s, nerdy-hot, is washing mugs. The

bar is packed with ‘80s k±tsch: board games, toys, posters.

Their very own CLUBHOUSE.

GO:

Ah, the Irish prince graces us with

his presence.

He sits on the bar’s customer side. She flicks suds at him. *

NICK:

Brought you a present.

He sets a decrepit ‘70s—era Master Mind on the bar.

GO:

(sweet• smile)

Master Mind! I hated this game!

NICK:

You loved it.

GO:

You loved it. Thanks.

She places it behind the bar alongside SORRY!, CLUE, LIFE.

NICK *

Pour me a bourbon, would ya?

GO glances pointedly at the clock: 11:09 a.m. She pours two *

bourbons. Settles in.

GO:

What’s up, Jitters?

He shrugs. She tries to wait him out. Fails.

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GO (CONT’D)

If you don’t talk, I’ll fill the

silence with:
an Excruciating Story

by Margo Dunne.

He smiles. This is an old, reliable routine.

GO (CONT’D)

I could tell you about my customer—

service experience while changing

Internet providers. *

NICK:

I do like that one.

GO:

Or the time I saw a woman who

looked exactly like my friend

Monica but it wasn’t Monica, it was

a stranger—

NICK:

—whose name was.. .Monica.

GO:

Made it kind of interesting.

She gives a look: Talk.

NICK:

It’s a bad day.

GO:

Amy?

NICK:

Our anniversary. Five.

GO:

Five?! That came fast.

NICK:

And furious. *

6 INT. SOMEWHERE - SOMETIME 6

CLOSEUP on a PEN, cursiving across a DIARY. The pen is GIRLY,

topped with pink feathers. We see at the top: January 8,

2005. We hear the words as we see them written in pink.

AMY (V.0.)

I’m so crazy, stupid happy.

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7 INT. BROOKLYN APARTMENT - NIGHT 7

AMY ELLIOTT, early 30s, gorgeous, is in a crowded hipster

party. Dude-heavy. She weaves her way through the guys.

AMY (V.0.)

I met a boy.

She spots her FRIEND deep-flirting a guy, and stops midway,

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Gillian Flynn

Gillian Schieber Flynn (born February 24, 1971) is an American author, screenwriter, comic book writer and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. Flynn's three published novels are the thrillers Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, the last of which she adapted for the screen in the 2014 film of the same name directed by David Fincher. more…

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