Remember how Boney is introduced in the book?
Nick tells us "The woman was surprisingly ugly - brazenly, beyond the scope of everyday ugly: tiny round eyes set tight as buttons, a long twist of a nose, skin spackled with tiny bumps, long lank hair the color of a dust bunny."
Yikes! Sure hope Ms. Dickens doesn't take the casting personally; the madam on Deadwood, seen most recently in Treme, Dickens isn't 'surprisingly ugly' by any means but she does have an interesting face, full of character. I hope she'll bring the dogged determination to the part of the bulldog detective with a reluctant soft spot for Nick Dunne.
The key remaining role to be cast is Amy's mother, she and Rand are cloyingly close and almost inappropriately affectionate. They are also the authors of the Amazing Amy series of books. I'd suggest Jane Fonda if she wasn't already so damn busy - can't wait to see her in This is Where I Leave You.
The remaining roles I'm curious about are Desi's hovering mother and that of Tanner's wife; in the novel he's white and she's black. That was an interesting dynamic; it's a very different dyamic now that Tanner's black. Switching it up and giving him a white wife doesn't do the same thing at all. I like the bi-racial marriage in the book but the last thing I want to see is a typical white trophy wife; hoping Fincher uses a strong black actresss.
Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck (Nick Dunne), Rosamund Pike (Amy), Neil Patrick Harris (Desi Collings), Kim Dickens (Detective Boney), Detective Gilpin (Patrick Fugit), Carrie Coons (O), Tyler Perry (Tanner Bolt) and David Cullen (Rand Elliot).