6 Things We Know About The Girl On The Train Movie So Far
Earlier this year, British author Paula Hawkins rose to fame after her psychological thriller novel “The Girl on the Train” became the fastest-selling adult novel in history. Now, after the acquisition of its film rights last year, it is reportedly set to debut in the silver screen next year.
Since updates on “The Girl on the Train” are currently quite elusive, we are sharing 6 things we know so far about the upcoming movie adaptation.
1. “The Girl on the Train” Cast
Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Haley Bennett (The Equalizer) and Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen) are among the lead stars of the upcoming movie adaptation. According to Fashion & Style, they will be portraying the roles of Rachel Watson, Megan Hipwell and Ana respectively.
The male leads have not yet been cast but among those mentioned include: Jared Leto, Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Chris Evans (Captain America).
Although set in London,The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins told The Guardian that the film’s setting would be moved to The United States.
The Girl on the Train follows the story of Rachel. Rachel develops an attachment for a couple whose home she passes on her daily commute. One day she sees witnesses some unspeakable horror, and it is from the allure of this mystery that the story develops.
4. Production Company, Director and Crew
According to IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase), the film rights for the novel were acquired by Dreamworks on Mar. 24, 2014 with Marc Platt (Into the Woods) set to produce, while Jared Leboff (Charlie St. Cloud) will serve as the executive producer.. And in May, it was announced that “The Help” director Tate Taylor would be directing the film based on a script written by Erin Cressida Wilson.
5. Cast Trivia
Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) were reportedly considered to play the role of Megan. Unfortunately, they dropped out and were replaced by Haley Bennett.
6. “The Girl on the Train” Release Date
To date, there has been no official release date to this end, but the movie is slated for a 2016 release.