...and four other things you need to know about this week, including the funniest photo exhibition you'll see all year, David Nicholls' Booker-nominated rom-lit sensation and a comedy about metal detector enthusiasts starring Toby JonesMore
No, not the ones that got all narky about him playing Batman (we’re going to stick our neck out and say we think he’s a fine, dimple-chinned choice) but the ones in new movie Gone Girl, out on Friday, who think his character, Nick Dunne, has murdered his missing wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike). The frenzy around David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling 2012 novel of the same name has been stoked by the scant preview screenings, plus speculation on whether the ending has been changed, but if you want to hear all about it straight from the horse/director’s mouth, check out our recent interview with David Fincher.
Remember when everyone – men, women, children, Wookies – was sitting around reading David Nicholls’ novel 2009 One Day? Well he’s got another one, Us, out tomorrow, so prepare to go through it all again. Nicholls’ latest follows a middle-aged man, Douglas Peterson, whose son and wife are both on the cusp of leaving him – one to university, the other to greener pastures – and who decides that a European road trip may be just the ticket to win them both back. Bearing in mind that One Day sold 5 million copies and counting, expect to see this one everywhere (especially given the current boom in the Wookie market).