Sometime yesterday, the first trailer dropped for The Girl on The Train- the psychological thriller starring Emily Blunt due out on September 27th of this year. The film is an adaptation of Paula Hawkins' world-wide best selling novel of the same name which I would describe as Gone Girl's slightly less successful sibling.
Blunt plays Rachel, an unemployed alcoholic who spends her days riding on trains back and forth to New York City. Each morning, she passes a house where a seemingly happy couple lives and often romanticizes their life to pass the time. Rachel unwittingly gets herself in the middle of a twisted plot involving the couple and certain individuals from her past. She believes she witnessed a crime but thanks to her addiction, proves a very unreliable resource for the police.
Blunt called the film "the most challenging thing" she has ever done. She told Dateline "I think it’s very relatable. We’ve all ridden the train to work and wondered about the lives of the people on the train, and I think that people relate to that.” She also added that although the role was challenging, it was also deeply rewarding. “I just love that it’s about addiction and loneliness and voyeurism and what we think we see and don’t see,” she continued "as an actress that's a thrilling and tragic avenue to explore." I expect we'll be seeing Blunt's name on the Oscar ballot next year.
The Girl on The Train also stars Allison Janney, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett and Justin Theroux and is directed by The Help's Tate Taylor.
Watch the trailer here:
credit to NBC Universal.