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'Blurred Lines' Hottie Cast As Ben Affleck's Mistress In 'Gone Girl'

Model Emily Ratajkowski arrives at Treats! Magazine Spring Issue Party on May 10, 2012 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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The hot brunette from the controversial "Blurred Lines" video has landed her first major acting role: 21-year-old Emily Ratajkowski will play Ben Affleck's mistress in the upcoming thriller Gone Girl.

The Wrap reports that the London-born Ratajkowski is still "negotiating a deal" in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling mystery novel. David Fincher will direct the film, about a man (Affleck) who becomes a suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears.

Already cast: Tyler Perry as the defense attorney and Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit as the detectives trying to crack the case. Neil Patrick Harris also has an unspecified supporting role.

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce. Production starts this fall, according to The Wrap.

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Ratajkowski started modeling at age 14 and was signed by Ford Models. Her TV credits include New Girl and Nickelodeon's iCarly.

Earlier this month, she told Rolling Stone that she briefly attended UCLA and that she (hmm) wasn't that interested in acting. "I'll go into these meetings with studios," she told the magazine. "'They'll say to me, 'We're so excited to have you audition for this.' I'll be like, 'Have you ever seen me act?' They feel I have a presence on camera.'" Apparently, so does Fincher.

She hinted she might be up for something big at the time, saying, "There's a lot of upcoming stuff I can't talk about, but I want to be a model who breaks boundaries," adding, "Maybe I'll eventually become a producer, but for the next three or four years I really just want to be a successful model and actress."

She also explained how to pronounce her tricky last name: "The J is silent. That's the trick. Occasionally people get it right on the first try, just through random luck. People have told me to change it over the years, but my dad is always saying, 'Never change your name!'

Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video has racked up nearly 174 million views on YouTube since March. The video (we hardly need to say) is NSFW.