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Ben Affleck Joins Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

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Ben Affleck: Wife Murderer??? It may be hard for us to believe, as his relationship with Jennifer Garner is the purist form of love our hearts will ever vicariously know, but it's a question you'll now be asked to at least consider in Gone Girl. Deadline reports Affleck has entered talks to play the lead in the David Fincher-directed film, pushing back plans to direct his Dennis Lehane adaptation Live By Night for the opportunity. Affleck will play a husband whose wife goes missing on the couple's fifth anniversary, leaving him the prime suspect in her disappearance. The story comes from Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel of the same name and, it sounds like, from every single episode of Dateline.

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