It's the summer read everyone is talking about.
Gillian Flynn's third novel "Gone Girl" with its equally unreliable narrators, witty pop culture references and thrilling plot has been atop the bestseller list for the last nine weeks. Twentieth Century Fox has adapted it for the screen with Reese Witherspoon's production company leading the charge.
The 36-year old actress is already attached to star in the film, and Flynn is writing the first draft. Yet is the "Walk the Line" actress the best person to play the tightly-wound protagonist Amy, who mysteriously disappears at the beginning of the novel?
Clearly Fox thinks so. The studio spent $1.5 million to acquire it for Witherspoon's production company, according to the Wall St. Journal. And Witherspoon has made a career out of playing meticulous characters. Yet depending on how long it takes Flynn to knock out a script--not a simple task considering the book's unusual, and compelling, structure--Witherspoon might age out of the role.