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Everyone who read Gillian Flynn's runaway 2012 bestseller Gone Girl quickly had a vision of Amy Dunne in their head. Hollywood was no different: The beautiful blonde who'd been the model for her parents' popular children's books, Amazing Amy, who disappeared on the morning of her fifth wedding anniversary, leading to a media frenzy that focused suspicions of foul play on her husband, Nick, could've been Reese Witherspoon or Charlize Theron or Emily Blunt. Chances are you didn't immediately picture Rosamund Pike. But when the lights come on in the theater after David Fincher's Gone Girl, don't expect to hear much second-guessing. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Rosamund Pike, the star of the highly anticipated film, Gone Girl, is about to get a lot of attention for her standout role as Amy Elliott Dunne, a disillusioned housewife who suddenly disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. The part is one intense (and showy) role, and will surely stick with audiences well after the end credits stop rolling.
With all the buzz coming her way, it’s a good time to get to know the 35-year-old English actress making a big splash Stateside.
She’s a Bond Girl
While this is definitely her biggest role, it’s hardly her first. The actress’ first big screen part was Miranda Frost, a villainous Bond Girl in Pierce Brosnan’s final James Bond film Die Another Day. She was the 68th actress to be featured as a woman who finds herself entangled with the famed British spy.
And She Can Act
- Stacy Lambe
A clever premise is executed with minimal imagination in “Inner Demons,” a found-footage horror pic in which a crew from an “Intervention”-like reality show slowly realize their drug-addict subject may be possessed by a demon. Most convincing as an audition reel for director Seth Grossman (“The Butterfly Effect 3″) to land a gig helming a future “Paranormal Activity” installment, this is an item for hardcore horror buffs only, and a longshot for any kind of theatrical release following its Los Angeles Film Festival bow. Further exposure at fright fests and ancillary play seem like logical outlets to cater to genre fanatics.
Grossman actually directed eight episodes of A&E’s Emmy-winning “Intervention,” and his familiarity with reality-tv formula initially pays off in a faithful reproduction during the pic’s first act. A three-person crew including imperious producer Suzanne (Kate Whitney), wisecracking cameraman Tim (Brian Flaherty) and wide-eyed rookie Jason (Morgan McClellan »
- Geoff Berkshire
3 items from 2014
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