Emily Ratajkowski commanded everyone’s attention in Robin Thicke’s controversial “Blurred Lines” video, and the fast-rising model-actress has now landed her first major movie role. According to The Wrap, the 21-year-old has been cast in David Fincher’s upcoming film Gone Girl, an adaptation of the bestselling mystery novel by Gillian Flynn.
Gone Girl tells the story of Nick Dunne, played by Ben Affleck, who deals with the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne, played by Rosamund Pike, and his possible role in her vanishing. Ratajkowski will play Andie, a college student who has an affair with Nick and later teams with Amy’s parents in an attempt to prove Nick’s role in her disappearance. Ratajkowski isn’t a total newbie to acting; she previously appeared on Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Fox’s New Girl.
Tyler Perry is also on board as Nick’s defense attorney, Tanner Bolt, and Carrie Coon will play Nick’s twin sister, Margo. Neil Patrick Harris will play supporting character Desi Collins, and Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit are set as detectives working on the case.
Production for Gone Girl starts this fall; the film is scheduled for a 2015 release.