Fox and New Regency’s Gone Girl debuted Friday as the opening-night pic at the New York Film Festival. Deadline’s Pete Hammond says not only will the Ben Affleck-starring pic directed by David Fincher clean up in theaters when it opens wide Friday, but it looms as a growing threat in the Oscar contest.

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Film Review: 'Gone Girl'

Deadline's Pete Hammond says the suspense thriller lives up to the hype unlike many novels-turned-films, thanks to director David Fincher and career-best performances from Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.