Shah Rukh edges out Ben Affleck: Gone Girl not to release with Happy New Year

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2014 17:06 IST

Hollywood star Ben Affleck's Gone Girl, which was slated to release alongside Shah Rukh Khan's big-ticket entertainer Happy New Year, will now hit the screens Oct 31.

The David Fincher-directorial was to release October 24, a day after Diwali, and Happy New Year is releasing on the same day.

"Ben Affleck's much-awaited and much-acclaimed Gone Girl to release in India Oct 31," said a statement.

The Hollywood movie, which has received a positive feedback at the US box office, is based on a best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

In the film, Affleck stars as a writer who is caught in a media circus when his wife goes missing and the police suspect he is responsible. Rosamund Pike plays his wife.

Actors like Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Carrie Coon are also part of the movie, which had its world premiere on the opening night of the 52nd New York Film Festival last month. In the US, the movie released October 3.

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