Today sees the release of the first trailer for ‘The Girl on the Train’, a psychological adaptation from a bestselling novel that studio bosses are very much hoping will follow in the footsteps of previous hit ‘Gone Girl’.
‘The Girl on the Train’ finds Emily Blunt as Rachel, a woman devastated by a recent divorce, who distracts herself with the goings-on she witnesses during her daily commute.
She becomes transfixed by one beautiful couple, who live in a house she passes every day - until one day, she sees something shocking happen and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. But how reliable a witness is she?
The action has been moved from the England of the novel to Boston for the big screen. As well as Emily, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans and Allison Janney co-star. Tate Taylor, who helmed ‘The Help’ and ‘Get On Up’ directs.
The film is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, which debuted at Number 1 on the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list in February 2015, and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks. In January 2016 it became the No.1 bestseller again for two weeks. Many reviews referred to the book as “the next ‘Gone Girl’, one of the biggest literary sensations of 2012. Rosamund Pike was Oscar-nominated for her role in the film adaptation.
‘The Girl on the Train’ will arrive in cinemas on 7 October.