Finally the movie adaptation for Paula Hawkins’ book The Girl on the Train is out with slight changes. The train has shifted its course of commuting from London to New York, maybe because New York already has been home to many train thrillers. Also, as if the comparison between Gillian Flynn’s book Gone Girl and Paula’s books were not enough, even the film seems pretty much inspired with David Fincher’s Gone Girl style in its approach. The dark theme lingers.
Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and scripted by Erin Cressida Wilsom (Secretary), the film follows the journey of an alcoholic divorcee (here played by Emily Blunt) who takes a train daily to work and fantasizes about a random couple whose home she glimpses at while in travel. She names them ‘Jason and Jess’, and is quite at peace with how lovingly they share everything with each other. Until she witnesses something off-chance and things get all messy involving the local police department.
Blunt was an exceptional watch in last year’s Sicario, and it’ll be great to see her in action in such a challenging role here. Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Edgar Ramirez, Allison Janney and Lisa Kudrow are the other major actors in the film slated for an October 7 release. Watch the trailer here-