Entertainment Weekly has just released our first two images of Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train. Blunt will be playing Rachel Watson, who will be at the center of the thriller based on Paula Hawkins‘ bestselling novel.
The story, which EW describes, will center around Blunt’s emotionally damaged Rachel, who develops a voyeuristic obsession with a couple — whom she dubs Jason and Jess (Luke Evans and Hayley Bennett) — that she spies during her daily commute, a journey that just so happens to take her past the home her ex-husband (Justin Theroux) shares with his new wife (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation‘s Rebecca Ferguson).
Rachel has dreamed up an elaborate fantasy life for “Jason and Jess,” but her illusions are shattered when she accidentally witnesses an act of betrayal, followed shortly thereafter by the young woman’s disappearance. Rachel inserts herself into the investigation, but her motives are murky.
“Rachel does things that we all think, and we all wish we could do,” says director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up). “You can’t avoid the puns with this movie — she’s a train wreck.”, Taylor says. “It adds another layer of loneliness. She’s trying to reclaim or redefine herself, and yet she’s not in her native land.”
The film which also stars the likes of Édgar Ramírez and Lisa Kudrow.
The Girl on the Train boards theaters October 7, 2016.