Emily Blunt will play Rachel, “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” breakout Rebecca Ferguson nabbed the role of Anne, and now Tate Taylor‘s (“The Help,” “Get On Up“) adaptation of the best-selling thriller “The Girl On The Train” has found its Megan.
Deadline reports that Haley Bennett (“The Equalizer,” plus upcoming films from Terrence Malick and Warren Beatty) has joined the movie about a young woman whose observations on her daily commute take a sudden, deadly turn when she sees something not quite right. Here’s the book synopsis:
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?
Paula Hawkins‘ thriller has been adapted by Erin Cressida Wilson (“Secretary,” “Men, Women & Children“) and it looks like this project is already shaping up as one of the hottest genre pics of 2016, though no release date has been set just yet by DreamWorks.