Even if you haven’t been keeping up on your nonfiction literature, chances are you’ve caught wind of The Girl on the Train in some capacity. Paula Hawkins’ page-turner first hit store shelves last year and has occupied sales charts ever since, leading Universal Pictures and DreamWorks to quickly snap up movie rights to the nail-biting thriller.
It’s been a truly remarkable – if a little glib – turnaround from all involved, and keen to strike while the iron is still piping hot, Friday will herald the theatrical release of Tate Taylor’s The Girl on the Train, placing Emily Blunt in the role of the troubled Rachel.
A recent divorcee, Blunt’s character is a fragile one, filling her daily commute by dreaming up make-up scenarios for a seemingly perfect couple she clocks eyes on every time she makes tracks for her 9-to-5. Finding comfort in their purported happiness, a spanner is thrown in the works when Rachel appears to lay eyes on something she shouldn’t have seen – a chilling mystery that threatens to draw her in as it unfolds. That’s a performance that Blunt discusses at length in the featurette above, which serves as a welcome appetizer on the eve of release.
Also starring Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon, The Girl on the Train pulls into theaters on Friday, October 7. For more on the film, you can check out our own review right here.
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.