If you haven’t yet read Paula Hawkins best selling novel The Girl on the Train, get thee to a bookstore pronto!
Those who have, the film adaptation is set to hit cinemas soon and the trailer for the thriller has just been released.
The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor is the story of Rachel’s (Emily Blunt) life following her divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband Tom. He still lives there, with his new wife and child. As Rachel begins to watch a couple who live a few houses down, Megan and Scott Hipwell, she begins to create a fantasy life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. One day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage (and I’m not telling you what because you know #Spoilers!). The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling that something bad happened. The big news all over the television is that local girl Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case – trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Oh and it’s worth mentioning that Megan also happens to be the Nanny of Rachel’s ex-husband Tom and his new wife Anna.
The Girl on the Train boasts an all star cast with Luke Evans playing the role of Megan’s husband Scott, Haley Bennett is Megan, Justin Theroux is Tom and the detective in the ensuing case is played by Allison Janney. Lisa Kudrow, Rebecca Ferguson and Edgar Ramirez also star in the Universal Studios film
The trailer is as confusing as the twists and turns of this enticing thriller, and we see snippets of Rachel as she falls apart due to her excessive drinking.
The screenplay was adapted by Erin Cressida Wilson.
The Girl on the Trains opens in cinemas on October 7.