“Gone Girl” extras get a sneak peek of the Cape Girardeau film

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CAPE GIRADEAU, MO (KTVI) –  A preview of the new Ben Affleck movie “Gone Girl” is the talk of the town this Thursday night. Most of the movie was shot in the city and many of the extras got a chance to see themselves on the big screen.

It’s a little bit of Hollywood in the heartland tonight as the city of Cape Girardeau gets to see itself on the silver screen.

“I probably have over 300 messages on Facebook just people asking about the movie and what should I wear.  This is huge to have a movie filmed right here in Cape is just like nothing we’ve seen before.” said movie extra Jennifer Gast.

Tonight at the Cape West 14 Cine it was the culmination of last year’s filming for the feature “Gone Girl.”

“We did all the casting at the auditorium where our studio is and we saw about 5000 people over about 10 days coming in.  They used a lot of my TV equipment for the media scenes for props and things.  Then got a call to stand in as the mayor on the vigil.” said movie extra Professor Jim Dufek.

“And she said do you want to be an extra and I said of course I want to be an extra.  So I spent one night all night just running after Ben Affleck.  Ha ha ha.” said movie extra Brenda Newbern.

The town’s folk hope the tourism dollars follow the route to southeast Missouri.

“You have that economic impact on the front end which is huge.  But I think you’re able to take advantage very much on the back end of picking up some of those movie tourists if you will that really want a feel for, ‘What is this North Carthage and Cape Girardeau, Missouri played the role.’  ‘Lets go, lets see what this is all about.”said Chuck Martin of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor’s Commission.