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Monday, September 16, 2013

Emily Ratajkowski is THE answer. TheWrap's Jeff Sneider's EXCLUSIVE on key casting decision in upcoming David Fincher film, "Gone Girl," starring Ben Affleck is the question; @emrata, @TheWrap, #RosamundPike, #GoneGirl

Because I know that I've been neglecting my important show biz duties a lot here on the blog of late, I have the following important casting news to share with you that will be ricocheting around the globe all day and be common knowledge by the time all of you wake-up tomorrow. 
Causing delight for some people and angst in others, and lots of happine$$ in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where most principal non-LA shooting of Gone Girl will take place.

Ben Affleck’s ‘Gone Girl’ Casts ‘Blurred Lines’ Beauty Emily Ratajkowski (Exclusive) 
By Jeff Sneider on September 16, 2013 @ 7:37 am
In her first major movie role, model-actress Emily Ratajkowski is nearing a deal to play the hotly contested role of Ben Affleck’s mistress in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Ratajkowski is best known as the bombshell beauty at the center of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video, which has nearly 174 million views on YouTube.
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If you didn't already know, I really LOVE Rosamund Pike.
She is English moxie personified, and as our cousins in Redditch, Worcestershire would say, she is a bit of alright.
Alright, indeed!!!

And now, channeling my best legal defense attorney persona, recalling both Perry Mason and Ben Matlock, I present to the jury the following evidence and ask that the bailiff distribute copies of this photo to them so that they may see the evidence for themselves...

Well, the maxim goes that "a photo speaks a thousand words." 
But some photos speak much more.
I would humbly suggest that this photo on Emily Ratajkowski's Twitter feed does just that.

It's only my opinion, but winning the genes lottery and the casting lottery is not a bad way to start off a career.

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