Emily Blunt will take a ride as The Girl on the Train
I don’t read as much as I should, but with so many great book adaptations in the work, I find I can’t get to books before they’re optioned into a film and once that happens, I lose interest. Such is the case with Paula Hawkins’ book ‘The Girl on the Train’, which was a huge bestseller and was on my list to eventually read. But now it’s going to be a movie directed by Tate Taylor (THE HELP) and starring one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood, Emily Blunt. There are still more roles to be cast and there’s no start date for filming, but given the simplicity of the shoot (no special effects) and the existing fanbase for the book, I’m guessing this one will get moving quickly.
Here’s the official synopsis of the book: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?