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'Gone Girl' SPOILERS: Ending Rewritten for Movie Adaptation, 'Shocks' Star Ben Affleck

Jan 10, 2014 11:31 AM EST by Michael Briggs

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Fans of Gillian Flynn's riveting and twisting novel Gone Girl, get ready to be shocked again.

The upcoming movie adaptation of the novel will feature a revised third act written by Flynn, ensuring even those who read the book several times will be part of the fun once the credits roll in theaters.

A report by Entertainment Weekly magazine claimed that the ending was even a shocker for the film's star, Ben Affleck.

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"Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it. He would say, 'This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.'"  

Affleck stars as Nick Dunne, a man who comes home one day to discover that his wife, Amy, is missing and that he is being investigated for her disappearance. 

Flynn told EW that the ominous presence of acclaimed director David Fincher forced her to reconsider the story's ending.

"When I was writing Gone Girl there were certain parts where I thought, 'David Fincher would really kill this scene. I thought he'd inject just the right sense of necessary malice."  

WARNING: the following quotes are spoilers, so if you haven't read 'Gone Girl,' make sure to stop reading and check out another one of Design & Trend's interesting pieces.

Flynn also told EW that finding the right look for the character of Nick Dunne was crucial in effectively portraying a man who can be an everyman or killer.

"Ben knows inherently what that experience (of being a suspect) is like," said Flynn. "He knows what it's like to be hunted. You have to wonder if Nick did horrible things to his wife, and you have to see him do some really not good things, but at the same time you have to able to say, 'I'd like to have a beer with that guy." 

Gone Girl will hit theaters on October 3rd, 2014.  

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