Check Out Two New Photos of Emily Blunt in Thriller ‘The Girl on the Train’
In what's destined to be next year’s Gone Girl, Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train follows another mysterious disappearance told by an unreliable narrator. But Taylor (The Help) doesn’t want you to think the film’s protagonist, Emily Blunt’s Rachel Watson, is just another Amy Dunne. There’s more loneliness in Blunt’s character, an alcoholic divorcee grappling with addiction.
“She’s trying to reclaim or redefine herself, and yet she’s not in her native land,” Taylor told Entertainment Weekly of Rachel. The magazined exclusively debuted the first official stills from the upcoming psychological thriller adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-seller. In the photos we see Blunt’s Rachel, a British woman living in New York, who takes the same morning commute that passes by the home of a seemingly perfect couple. Rachel fantasizes about the life of the couple, naming them Jason and Jess (played by Luke Evans and Haley Bennett).
While on her commute though, she ends up passing another house, that of her ex-husband (Justin Theroux) and his new wife (Rebecca Ferguson). What ensues is a crime Rachel believes she’s witnessed, followed by a woman’s disappearance. “Rachel does things that we all think, and we all wish we could do,” Taylor said.
Erin Cressida Wilson (Men, Women and Children) has adapted the book for the film, which rounds out its fantastic cast with Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow and Edgar Ramirez. If you want to avoid the spoiler fest that came with Gone Girl's release, have no fear. You still have time to pick up the book before The Girl on the Train hits theaters on October 7, 2016.