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"Gone Girl" has found a release date. The adaptation of Gillian Flynn's hit novel, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will hit theaters October 3, 2014.

The movie, which began production this fall, is set to open against a vampire movie ("Dracula Untold"), leading some pundits to ponder whether it's positioning itself for awards season glory. Rounding out the eclectic cast -- lead by Pike, as the titular missing woman, and Affleck, her husband who's suspected of foul play -- are Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit, Kim Dickens, Carrie Coon, and "Blurred Lines" video babe Emily Ratajkowski.

Flynn is set to adapt her book for the big screen (a move that netted novelist John Irving an Oscar for adapting 1999's "The Cider House Rules"), and the movie is directed by David Fincher, no slouch in the awards department either (his most recent Academy Award nomination was for Best Director for "The Social Network" in 2010). Plus, Affleck still has a bit of Oscar magic on his side after netting the Best Picture trophy for "Argo" at this year's telecast.

Still, only time will tell if awards and accolades are a done deal for "Gone Girl." Either way, we're looking forward to next fall.

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