Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson Star in First Trailer for THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Video)
Last Summer, Rebecca Ferguson – hot off the success of the Tom Cruise-starrer Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – joined Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train, the DreamWorks-produced thriller from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up).
Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Taylor. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.
“It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever done,” Blunt said of Rachel – the “very damaged” protagonist – before revealing that the film’s heroine is “the most unreliable witness in the world because she’s a drunk.”
Expanding on her “trainwreck” character, Blunt said, “And yet she’s right, and nobody believes her. The idea of playing a part like that where you just feel like you’re drowning is exciting. I’ve never played a blackout drunk before, so this is new to me now.”
“I just love that it’s about addiction and loneliness and voyeurism and what we think we see and don’t see,” the actress revealed. “I think it’s very relatable. We’ve all ridden the train to work and wondered about the lives of the people on the train, and I think that people relate to that.”
Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon co-star. The Girl on the Train opens October 7th.