According to an EXCLUSIVE by Deadline, it appears that Tyler Perry has landed in a new role as a bad guy in a new David Fincher film, also starring Ben Affleck. The new film, titled Gone Girl, is based on a book that starts to shoot this fall.
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EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox and director David Fincher are firming up Gone Girl, the Gillian Flynn novel that will star Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and shoots this fall. Fincher has set Tyler Perry to play Tanner Bolt, the attorney who reps Affleck’s character after his wife disappears, and Neil Patrick Harris is near a deal to play Desi Collings, the wife’s former boyfriend. At the same time, Fincher has set Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon to round out the cast.
Perry’s deal is now closed. Fincher saw him playing the title role in Alex Cross and courted him for the lawyer role. WME and Ziffren repped Perry, who is busy generating his shows for the OWN network and will next be seen onscreen in A Made Christmas, another in his line of Madea films. Harris is starting to ramp up his post-How I Met Your Mother career and also is hosting the Primetime Emmys later this month. He is repped by CAA.
Dickens and Fugit will play detectives who investigate the mystery in Gone Girl, while Coon will play Affleck’s character’s twin sister. Gersh reps Dickens, who stars inTreme; Fugit, who’s coming offThanks For Sharing; and Coon (Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?). The latter is managed by New Wave Entertainment and Fugit is managed by Levin/Brown Management.