David Fincher Originally Wanted Ned Beatty To Play John Doe In ‘Se7en,’ Talks Unmarketable ‘Fight Club’ And More

David Fincher's “Gone Girl” is being released by 20th Century Fox, but fifteen years ago, Fincher was having very different conversations at the studio about “Fight Club”. During a recent career retrospective conversation at BAFTA, he revealed just how nervous the suits up top really were about the dark, violent and cynical film.

"Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that’s the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it’s common, it’s trivial"

Se7en (1995)
David Fincher

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