In David Fincher's upcoming crime thriller Gone Girl, Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, a man whose wife goes missing and who quickly becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance.
The film, based on the hit novel by Gillian Flynn, is a tense psychological examination of guilt, of the legal system, and of how the media covers tragedy. Nick Dunne is a man at the center of a media storm, and you're not sure if he really did this horrible thing he's being accused of.
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Actress Reese Witherspoon, who was one of the producers on Gone Girl, was on hand at the film's premiere at the New York Film Festival, explained why Affleck was the perfect choice to play Dunne.
"He's just an incredibly engaging actor," Witherspoon told ET. "In this particular role he has so much to do, because he has to be completely innocent and completely guilty at the same time. It's a really masterful performance."
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Check out the video for more from the cast of Gone Girl to hear why Affleck was perfect casting, and hear from Affleck himself on starring in such a well-received drama.
Gone Girl is set to hit theaters October 3.