Haley Bennett (The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven) has nabbed the role of Megan, joining Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in Tate Taylor’s adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best selling novel, ‘The Girl On The Train.’
Blunt earlier signed on to the lead role of Rachel, a divorcee putting the pieces of her life back together. Rachel rides the train to London daily, often observing a couple she sees in a suburban home when the train stops at a signal, assigning them names, fixating on their seemingly perfect lives, much like hers used to be. One morning as she rises the train, Rachel sees something shocking and gets sucked into a mystery that will affect her, Anna and Megan, changing their lives forever.
Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) will play Anna, with male roles still being cast. And if the film success of Gone Girl ($168 million), which ‘Girl On The Train’ has been compared to, is anything to go by, this latest adaptation could spell major success for all involved. The script was written by Erin Cressida Wilson, with Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) directing and Marc Platt producing.
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