Who Will Be in the Gone Girl Movie Gone Girl Casting: Our Picks For Nick and Amy by Shannon Vestal 29/11/12 154 Reactions 0 Shares Print 0 0 0 0 0 The hot book Gone Girl is well on its way to becoming a hot movie. Before the film actually gets cast, we've been making suggestions for who could play the central couple in the book, married couple Amy and Nick Dunne. We've gone over the actresses who could play Amy and the actors who could play Nick separately, but now you can see all our ideas in one place — and envision the different couple combinations. Click through and let us know who you'd like to see paired — Reese and Bradley? Charlize and Ryan? The possibilities are endless. Source: Getty Start Jensen Ackles What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 People may see Ackles as a TV star, as he's been playing a ghost hunter on Supernatural since 2005, but we say why not make the transition to the big screen? He fits the description and he's got quite the steely stare. Source: Getty 1 / 43 Amy Adams What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Adams may have that sweet face, but she also has a few roles in her past that prove she can play a complicated character — two things that an actress playing Amy would need. Source: Getty 2 / 43 Ryan Phillippe What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Phillippe has been lighting up the small screen in Damages this year, but I would love to see him return to his game-playing roots, à la Cruel Intentions. Source: Getty 3 / 43 Reese Witherspoon What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 So far Witherspoon is only attached to produce Gone Girl and not star, but the possibility is still there. We say why not — she's blond, she's in the right age range, and she has Oscar-approved acting skills. Source: Getty 4 / 43 Jake Gyllenhaal What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gyllenhaal has just the right combination of intensity and innocence to play Nick. If Witherspoon were to also be cast, it would be interesting to see the former real-life couple square off on the screen. Source: Getty 6 / 43 Ben Affleck What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Argo director's got his hands full making his own movies, but Affleck would still be a perfect candidate for the New Yorker who is forced to move back to his hometown in the Midwest. Source: Getty 6 / 43 Charlize Theron What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Theron has played plenty of icy blondes, but she can still convey a friendly, warm persona when she needs to. Textbook Amy Dunne. Source: Getty 7 / 43 Chris Evans What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Evans is no stranger to mainstream blockbusters, but this would allow him to break free of his Captain America chains and delve into something a little more emotionally meaty. Source: Getty 8 / 43 Rachel McAdams What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 McAdams was championed by readers as a good choice for Amy, mainly due to her ability to play light and dark. Source: Getty 9 / 43 Ryan Gosling What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Is there any role that I wouldn't rally to put Ryan Gosling in? Maybe not. While I'm partial to the Canadian stud, he does definitely have the looks and acting chops to play Nick. Source: Getty 11 / 43 Claire Danes What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Emmy winner Danes is electrifying on Homeland, but I'd like to see her translate those abilities to a high-profile, big-screen role. I can already see her crying face employed for Amy's purposes. Source: Getty 11 / 43 Logan Marshall-Green What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Marshall-Green really stepped into the spotlight this year in Prometheus, and with those dashing good looks, I'd definitely buy him as Nick. Remember how creepy-cute he was on The O.C.? Source: Getty 12 / 43 Michael Fassbender What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Speaking of Prometheus, Fassbender is edgy and undoubtedly has the complexity to play a calculating character like Nick. Source: Getty 13 / 43 Michelle Williams What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Williams is an acting force to be reckoned with, so she'd be well suited to play the many faces of Amy, from happy to depressed to devious. Source: Getty 14 / 43 Patrick Wilson What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 He may be tilting toward the older side for Nick, but Wilson has the necessary ability to evoke empathy from an audience while still remaining morally ambiguous (see Hard Candy). Source: Getty 15 / 43 Armie Hammer What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hammer is one of Hollywood's most debonaire up-and-coming actors, but he's yet to show off his darker side. Could this be the role to expand his range? Source: Getty 16 / 43 Gwyneth Paltrow What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Paltrow knows how to play a privileged Manhattanite like Amy, since she herself is one. She would be completely believable as an unhappy fish out of water in the Mississippi River country. Source: Getty 17 / 43 Henry Cavill What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cavill is the star of the upcoming Man of Steel, and he's got the dark, disarming good looks to match those of Nick. Source: Getty 18 / 43 Jessica Chastain What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rising star Chastain has impressed audiences with each role she's appeared in, and with such a juicy part, we think Chastain could blow people away. Source: Getty 19 / 43 Jude Law What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 He'd have to put on his American accent, but Law absolutely has the experience to encapsulate the many sides of Nick. Source: Getty 20 / 43 Chris Pine What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pine has taken on action (Unstoppable), sci-fi (Star Trek), and rom-coms (This Means War), so who's to say he wouldn't be brilliant in a thriller as well? Especially if he's working with former costar Witherspoon, with whom we know he has chemistry. Source: Getty 21 / 43 Elizabeth Banks What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Banks is a sassy blonde who doesn't seem to take any guff — perfect for the role of "Amazing Amy" Dunne. Source: Getty 22 / 43 James Marsden What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Marsden may be the epitome of good-looking: his charming smile is just right for people-pleaser Nick. Source: Getty 23 / 43 Kate Hudson What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hudson has played both the bitch and the blond girl next door, so she would definitely capture those aspects of Amy, who keeps those around her guessing. Source: Getty 24 / 43 John Krasinski What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Now that The Office is coming to an end, Krasinski will have some free time. His performance in Nobody Walks marks a departure from his goofy roles, so Nick might be a step in the right direction for him. Source: Getty 25 / 43 Emily Blunt What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Blunt is a bit younger than Amy is in the book, but she's proven herself to be a formidable actress. I could see her projecting the fierceness Amy has within her. Source: Getty 26 / 43 James Franco What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Franco is already involved in every project ever — why not add Gone Girl to his slate of films in development? He's unarguably handsome, and he's got an Oscar nomination under his belt. Source: Getty 27 / 43 Chris Hemsworth What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 I would love to see Hemsworth out of the armor and in a modern-day story. He's definitely got Nick's hotness down, but can he handle a role without Thor's hammer? Source: Getty 28 / 43 Sienna Miller What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The beautiful blonde has the kind of face that would inspire audiences to swoon the way the country does at the sight of Amy Dunne's missing photo. Source: Getty 29 / 43 Bradley Cooper What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cooper has proven to be a favorite suggestion among readers, and I have to agree, especially as Cooper continues to steer his career away from comedies and into more dramatic territory. Source: Getty 30 / 43 Tom Hardy What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hardy has proved that he can be both charming (like in This Means War) and dangerous (like in Lawless), so he's got the range to play Nick. Source: Getty 31 / 43 Olivia Wilde What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wilde's beautiful face makes her a good candidate for the fetching Amy, yet the actress has that quality that implies you shouldn't mess with her, just like Amy. Source: Getty 32 / 43 Chris Messina What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Messina is everywhere this year, so why not continue with the trend and finally let the talented guy score a starring role? Though he's currently displaying his comedic skills on The Mindy Project, I can see Messina taking a turn for the dark and mysterious. Source: Getty 33 / 43 Ryan Reynolds What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nick is known for being handsome, so why not cast one of Hollywood's sexiest men? Reynolds has been toning down his signature snark to play more serious roles, and he could be an ideal fit for Nick. Source: Getty 34 / 43 Scarlett Johansson What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Johansson may not be in her late 30s like Amy is, but the actress has experience with films with dark undertones. She'd be believable as the kind of woman who has no trouble figuring out how to get what she wants. Source: Getty 35 / 43 Joshua Jackson What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Fringe actor has a great smile, but he could definitely pull off Nick's depressed side as well. Source: Getty 36 / 43 Sarah Michelle Gellar What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gone Girl is a thriller about a woman who has two very different sides . . . Sound familiar, like Gellar's season-long series Ringer, in which she played two characters? Source: Getty 37 / 43 Jim Sturgess What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sturgess's roles in Cloud Atlas showcase his ability to play many sides to the same soul, which is a must for someone like Nick, who must play to the cameras. Source: Getty 38 / 43 Scott Speedman What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Speedman is the definition of underappreciated to me. He's tied up with Last Resort at the moment, but he's got the right look for Nick, and it would be interesting to see if he could rise to the challenge of taking on a leading role in a big movie. Source: Getty 39 / 43 Katherine Heigl What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Heigl may have pigeonholed herself into romantic comedies, but there's no denying that she's an actress with spark. She's got the right mix of sweet and sour for Amy. Source: Getty 40 / 43 Colin Egglesfield What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Egglesfield has a toothy winning smile, perfect for Nick, who is notorious for being unable to suppress a grin, even in dire circumstances like a morbid press conference. Source: Getty 41 / 43 Gretchen Mol What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The actress plays a woman who leads a shady life on Boardwalk Empire, and if you've read Gone Girl, you know that she wouldn't have to stretch much for Amy. Source: Getty 42 / 43 Gabriel Macht What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Macht has proven himself more than capable of playing prickly characters on Suits, and this may be just the opportunity for him to slip out of tailored Armani and into flannel as bar owner Nick. — Additional reporting by Maggie Pehanick Source: Getty 43 / 43 Gone Girl Casting: Our Picks For Nick and Amy originally posted on POPSUGAR Entertainment 0 0 0 0 0 Back to Homepage Read More MoviesGone GirlBuzz Slideshow Gone Girl Ben Affleck Is Suspicious in the First Gone Girl Picture 28/12/13 "Blurred Lines" Model Joins Gone Girl — Find Out Who Else Is Confirmed For the Movie 16/9/13 Rosamund Pike Has Been Cast in Gone Girl: 5 Things You Should Know About Her 26/7/13 Gone Girl Casting: The Actors We Could See as Nick 13/11/12 Gone Girl Ben Affleck Is Suspicious in the First Gone Girl Picture 28/12/13 "Blurred Lines" Model Joins Gone Girl — Find Out Who Else Is Confirmed For the Movie 16/9/13 Rosamund Pike Has Been Cast in Gone Girl: 5 Things You Should Know About Her 26/7/13 Gone Girl Casting: The Actors We Could See as Nick 13/11/12 What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions Dare You To 34 weeks AGREED. Amy Adams is exactly who I pictured. Plus, she can totally rock both hairstyles that book-Amy requires. Cathy3695002 1 year Amy should be played by Jamie King.She is a beautiful blond with an edge. AerinRae 1 year I just finished this book and I pictured January Jones as Amy. I didn't get such a clear handle on Nick but I think Jensen Ackles or Scott Speedman give off a good Nick Vibe. adellouie 1 year Garrett Hedlund for Nick, Michelle Williams for Amy, Nora Zehetner for Go, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson for Rand and Marybeth Elliott, Robert Deniro for Bill Dunne. chelseakimiko 1 year why are they all white??? maggieeisenberg 1 year @Brittney Stephens dig this. it should be noted that I have not read the book... Brittney Stephens 1 year Or better yet, Reese and Ryan? daisy1014 1 year Eggleston or Hardy for Nick. Chastain for Amy.