Seriously: reading Gone Girl, which reportedly has sold more than 1.8 million copies worldwide, and that was as of last year, and you can see David Fincher lining this story up after the first fifty pages. This may or may not win Best Picture, as The Social Network almost did, but it will be a contender. I'm also not sure how good Ben Affleck will be, but he will likely be better with such a strong director, who likes closeups, knows how to cut a scene, and keep things moving for almost two-and-half hours. The story, and the great, structure, are there, which is probably why Guardians of the Galaxy is till in eighth place in the US box office, and why This is Where I Leave You fell from second to fourth, barely passing the twenty million mark, with quite the cast. I remember William Goldman saying in one of his books that it's all in the casting. That's a big part, sure, but ideas and stories endure.