Ben Affleck Curls Up With Lifeless Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl

Duo was photographed by the film's director David Fincher for the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly

By Jordana Ossad Jan 08, 2014 3:54 PMTags
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Gone Girl fans, get your first look at Nick and Amy Dunne.

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, who portray the troubled married couple in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's thriller novel, are featured on the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly.

The eerie snapshot features the duo in a morgue, with Affleck curled up next to a lifeless but beautiful Pike. The 34-year-old British actress gazes wide-eyed at the ceiling and has an ID tag on her foot, while the 41-year-old Oscar winner holds her face and positions one of his legs on her sheet-wrapped body. A tray of tools to conduct an autopsy is featured next to the attractive duo.

Director David Fincher took the photograph for the magazine and came up with the mysterious idea.

Even if you read the book, don't expect the same twists and turns on the big screen.

Fincher, who adapted and directed Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in 2011, admitted that "we may have been too beholden to the source material."

"There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I'd spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie," Flynn, a former EW writer, says.

Gone Girl centers around the relationship between the Dunne's, who have hit a rough patch after moving to Nick's small hometown in Missouri from New York after he loses his job.

Amy finds the change from the big city quite difficult, and things take a scary turn when she vanishes on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary. To make things even worse, Nick becomes the prime suspect after what seems to be plenty of surprising evidence against him arises.

Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Tyler Perry, Patrig Fugit, Casey Wilson, Scott McNairy, Kim Dickens and Emily Ratajkowski also star. Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea, along with Leslie Dixon, are producing the film.