Did you read Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train? In this psychological thriller, a woman of questionable stability thinks she witnessed a crime while looking out the window of her commuter train. There is a lot more going on than just the possible crime, though. Rachel is coping a number of personal problems related to her recent divorce, too much alcohol, and her crumbling job. She is also a little too obsessed with a couple she sees from the train every day to and from work.
Because I enjoyed the book, I am more than a little curious about the movie The Girl on the Train, which is directed by Tate Taylor (who also directed The Help) and produced by Marc Platt (of Into the Woods fame). The movie opens in theaters on October 7.
The cast looks perfect for the story: The stars include Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, and Justin Theroux. The DreamWorks Pictures production is being released by Universal Pictures.
Here is the studio's summary:
The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's (Blunt) life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child (Ferguson and Theroux). As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down--Megan and Scott Hipwell (Bennett and Evans). She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.I can tell you there are some good twists, creepy characters, and puzzles to figure out. The novel is sure to be super on the silver screen. Take a look at the trailer:
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