‘Gone Girl’ Gets Gillian Flynn a Hollywood Screenwriter Award [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
‘Gone Girl’ Gets Gillian Flynn a Hollywood Screenwriter Award [WATCH VIDEO]

With the 2012 novel “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn transitioned from author to screenwriter.  Certainly, this is a party time for Gillian Flynn as her mystery thriller, “Gone Girl,” made it to the New York Times Bestseller list, selling more than 2 million copies, and she is honored with Hollywood screenwriter award for “Gone Girl” at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night. Read on for further details.

Hilary Swank presented her with the prize.  Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights for $1.5 million. The mystery-thriller starred Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Carrie Coon. David Fincher directed the film and had its world premiere on opening night of the 52nd New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, 2014. It had its nationwide theatrical release on Oct. 3, 2014 and has been a commercial success.


"It's a very fun party in there. I'm a writer so our house is full of book shelves so I think it'll have a nice little spot in there. Write what the story is and what you believe. I wrote Gone Girl never ever thinking it would be a movie, and stayed dedicated," told Flynn to the media offstage.  

The former television critic for Entertainment Weekly has published three novels: "Sharp Objects" (2006), "Dark Places" (2009) and "Gone Girl" (2012).

She has been in journalism for 15 years and that extensive experience added to a great extent to her dexterity.

"I could not have written a novel if I hadn't been a journalist first, because it taught me that there's no muse that's going to come down and bestow upon you the mood to write. You just have to do it. I'm definitely not precious," said Flynn, as published on The Guardian.

Although Flynn is categorized as a feminist, she has been accused of misogyny by many critics due to the fault-finding portrayal of female characters in her books.

"The one thing that really frustrates me is this idea that women are innately good, innately nurturing," said Flynn about the conservative conception regarding women.  Flynn also stated that readers will forbid "trampy, vampy, bitchy types – but there's still a big pushback against the idea that women can be just pragmatically evil, bad, and selfish."

Reportedly, Flynn will be writing the scripts for “Utopia,” an HBO drama series to be directed and executive produced by David Fincher.

And that’s it for the Hollywood Film Awards 2014 update. For more updates on upcoming events, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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