The Sad Reason Jon Hamm Couldn't Play The Lead In Gone Girl

March 30, 2015 8:36 PM

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Last year, Gone Girl became far and away director David Fincher’s biggest box office hit. Stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck garnered rave reviews for their portrayal of the Dunne’s, the most dysfunctional couple you’ll ever hope to meet, but the male lead, Nick, was almost played by Jon Hamm. The Mad Men star was up for the part, but contract issues prevented him from taking it, and he’s still a little pissed.

David Fincher’s pulpy adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel went on to gross north of $368 million worldwide and score a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Pike. With Mad Men drawing to a close, this could have been just the kind of breakout movie role Hamm needed to keep up the momentum i...

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