Universal Pictures has released the teaser trailer for their upcoming thriller The Girl on the Train. The film is an adaptation of British author Paula Hawkins’ novel of the same name which was released in April 2015 and became the No. 1 bestsellers for weeks. Many reviews for the novel labelled it as the next Gone Girl.
From the trailer it is pretty evident that the filmmakers caught on the “next Gone Girl” label. The story follows Rachel (Emily Blunt), a woman who has turned into an alcoholic following her divorce as her husband left her for another woman. She is frequently seen fantasizing about a perfect couple “Jason and Jess” who live in a house where the train stops at the signal. Rachel is then involved in an investigation when she witnesses something shocking one day, during the train’s routine stop.
The comparisons of this trailer to Gone Girl are well justified. Everything from the tone, settings, visual palette seem inspired from the 2014 David Fincher directed thriller. Blunt is once again the lead of a film after her very strong performance in Sicario and it looks like this one will be another one for the books.
Watch the trailer here:
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The film is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) with Erin Cressida Wilson scripting the adaptation. The film also stars Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Edgar Ramirez, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, and Laura Prepon.
The Girl on the Train opens on October 7, 2016.
Read the official synopsis here:
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).
In the thriller, 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.