Jon Hamm's Revelation on Almost Landing the Lead in Ben Affleck's 'Gone Girl
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Jon Hamm's Revelation on Almost Landing the Lead in Ben Affleck's 'Gone Girl

18 June 2023
1 min.
Jon Hamm's Revelation on Almost Landing the Lead in Ben Affleck's 'Gone Girl

Hamm's Missed Opportunity

In a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Jon Hamm dropped a bombshell: he was on the brink of landing the lead role in David Fincher's Gone Girl. However, fate had other plans, and Hamm's involvement was thwarted by his commitments to Mad Men.

Hamm's Missed Opportunity

According to Hamm, he was in the final stages of negotiations for the role of Nick Dunne, but the stars didn't align due to his contractual obligations to Mad Men. Although he didn't delve into the specifics during the show, reports from 2015 suggest that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner had prohibited Hamm from participating in Gone Girl, unwilling to release him from his commitments to the popular series.

The Perfect Fit

During his appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Hamm expressed his belief that he would have been the ideal choice to play Nick Dunne. As a native of St. Louis, where the character hails from, Hamm felt a personal connection to the role. With a touch of humor, Hamm cheekily noted that poor Ben Affleck, a Bostonian through and through, had to begrudgingly wear a Cardinals hat, the baseball team emblematic of Hamm's hometown.

The Gripping Tale of Gone Girl

In Gone Girl, Ben Affleck took on the role of Nick Dunne, a seemingly content husband whose world is upended when his wife, Amy, mysteriously disappears. As the investigation unfolds, Nick finds himself thrust into the spotlight as the prime suspect. With relentless pressure from both the authorities and the media, the facade of their seemingly idyllic marriage quickly crumbles, leaving audiences questioning the true nature of their relationship.

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