Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ to open New York Film Fest Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ to open New York Film Fest This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The film will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton) by the associated press July 22, 2014 Comments NEW YORK (AP) — David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the highly anticipated adaption of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel will kick off the festival on September 26. The 20th Century Fox thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will premiere in theaters shortly after on October 3. Fincher also opened the New York Film Festival in 2010 with “The Social Network.” The New York Film Festival, hosted annually at Lincoln Center, runs through October 12.