Where Was Gone Girl Filmed? An Exceptional Slow Burn!


In modern cinema, David Fincher is one of those filmmakers who can be called the master of psychological thrillers. Gone Girl (2014) is one of his slow-burn psychological thriller films with an exceptional plot line. It has come to our attention that a lot of people are interested in finding out where the film was shot. So, in this article, we’ll talk about the movie and tell you Where Was Gone Girl Filmed?

The story of the critically acclaimed movie, Gone Girl is set in the city of North Carthage Mo, Missouri. But in reality, the filming took place in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America. However, some of the scenes in the movie were filmed in Los Angeles, California.

Plot Of Gone Girl (2014) | An Extraordinary Psychological Thriller!

Where Was Gone Girl Filmed? An Exceptional Slow Burn!

The story of Gone Girl revolves around the character of Nick Dunne played by Ben Affleck, a former writer from New York City, who is married to Amy played by Rosamund Pike, a gorgeous-looking woman who pretends in front of the public that her marriage is perfect and blissful.

Situation changes when Amy, out of the blue, goes missing on their fifth marriage anniversary. Within a short span of time, Nick becomes the center of attention and the main suspect in her disappearance. The police investigation and the pressure from the media cause damage to Nick’s reputation and raise serious questions about him and their relationship with each other. 

Where Was Gone Girl Filmed?

Where Was Gone Girl Filmed? An Exceptional Slow Burn!

Other than receiving several critical acclaims the movie was also a box office hit. Gone Girl earned $369 million globally making it Fincher’s highest-grossing movie. We can go as far as to call this film a cult classic that also received numerous accolades. Nevertheless, without any further ado, let’s learn more about the filming locations.

Cape Girardeau | Missouri, United States of America

Where Was Gone Girl Filmed? An Exceptional Slow Burn!

Filming of the establishing shots of Gone Girl began on 11th September 2013 followed by the principal photography on 15th September 2013 in the city of Cape Girardeau in Missouri. The production was pretty much over within five weeks. 

Cean Chaffin, one of the producers of the film revealed that David Fincher on average took almost fifty takes for each of the scenes. On the other hand, Gillian Flynn, who wrote the novel on which the film is based, said that Fincher is one of those visual directors who is diligent and pays a lot of attention to accuracy. 

Interestingly, while filming one of the important scenes in Cape Girardeau, Ben Affleck refused to wear a New York Yankees cap as he happens to be a Boston Red Sox fan. Production was shut down for almost four days as he was not ready to wear the Yankees cap. In time, after a lot of convincing, Affleck compromised and agreed to wear a New York Mets hat for the particular scene. 

Apart from the couple of scenes that were shot in Los Angeles, the entire movie was filmed in and around Cape Girardeau, in eastern Missouri which lies on the border of Illinois. The town clock that we see a number of times in the movie, is situated at the intersection of North Main Street and Themis Street. And the bar, where Nick and his sister Margo used to spend time is at 117 Themis street right on the corner of North Spanish Street.

An important building in the city of Cape Girardeau was also featured in the movie. The Common Pleas Courthouse is situated at 44 North Lorimer Street, one of the well-known areas in the city. 

In one of the scenes where Nick (Ben Affleck) returns from the bar and finds out signs of a violent scuffle in his suburban home. That particular house is located northwest of the downtown area at 3014 Keystone Drive, close to the Cape Woods Conservation Area.

The golf course that we see in the movie and also in the trailer cut, is the Arena Park Golf, at 2901 Hawthorne Road, Cape Girardeau, which is in reality just a few minutes walking distance from Nick’s house in the movie. 

A few of the locations in Los Angeles where filming took place are The Last Bookstore at 453 South Spring Street, Backlot of Universal Studios, The Chinese restaurant at Iver Street, and a few more locations in and around downtown LA.

Final Word

Well, now you know everything about the filming locations of the highly rated and critically acclaimed psychological thriller film, Gone Girl. It’s a modern-day classic and should not be missed out on at any cost. As they say, it’s never too late, so if you haven’t watched the film yet watch it as soon as possible.

The movie is currently streaming on Netflix and on a number of free independent websites. So, feel free to stream on any platform that suits you. Also, if you want to know about more such amazing and interesting filming locations then do check out where was Snow White And The Huntsman and Midnight Mass filmed.

Who Wrote The Screenplay Of The Movie, Gone Girl?

Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay of the movie, Gone Girl.

Who Produced The Film, Gone Girl?

Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon and Ceán Chaffin are the producers of the film, Gone Girl.

Is The Movie, Gone Girl Based On A Novel?

Yes, the movie Gone Girl is based on a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn.

What Is The Runtime Of The Film, Gone Girl?

The runtime of the film, Gone Girl is 2h 9m.

Who All Acted In The Movie, Gone Girl?

The cast of Gone Girl includes actors like Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Carrie Coon.

Ujwal Mattoo
Ujwal Mattoo
With full journalism and half engineering background, Ujwal has hands in both the tech and creative fields. He is a film enthusiast who loves all kinds of genres. As much as he enjoys watching movies, he is always amused to know more and write about the locations to feed his hunger for traveling. In this world of fictional louds, he voices his opinions softly! He is either busy writing or playing with Milo, his dog!


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