Hold On To Your Seat: First Trailer For The Girl On The Train Officially Released

Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

How do you take an international bestselling thriller and turn it into an equally exciting movie? Gone Girl did it. The Girl on the Train looks poised to do it next.

The trailer for the upcoming film, due out October 7, provides just a glimpse at the tense storyline and the emotional turns in store. The trailer first appeared on IMDB on Tuesday, but was quickly taken down. It was then officially released on Wednesday.

For those unfamiliar with the plot, Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) takes the same train to for work every day. Part of the route takes her past her old house where her ex-husband now lives with his new wife, Anna (Rebecca Ferguson). She can also see another couple from the train, one she idealizes as having the perfect life. But one morning she witnesses something startling and everything she, and we, thought is turned upside down.

Fans of the novel may notice some changes in the film already, namely the relocation of the story from London to New York. Interestingly, Emily Blunt has been allowed to keep her accent, though it appears she may be the only one. Despite the film’s source material being a massive hit, the trailer is remaining cagey about details and the intricate twists and turns in store for the audience.

Blunt seems poised to bring a sympathetic sorrow to Rachel that may be key to luring in the audience or getting us on her side. Haley Bennett as Megan, the seemingly perfect married woman who goes missing, may be the new Amy Dunn or perhaps a red herring. Throw into the mix Luke Evans as Scott, Megan’s husband, and Justin Theroux as Rachel’s ex, Tom, and you have a cast of ambiguous characters ready to boil over.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted by Erin Cressida Wilson and Tate Taylor, who also serves as the film’s director.

Stephanie Coats