The Girl On The Train is a novel that was just released at the beginning of the year, but it’s already caught Hollywood’s eye, and the film adaptation is moving forward. The first batch of casting announcements was already putting high-quality actors into place, but the newest reports are just piling more great actors on top of the already fantastic cast in this project.
Directed by Tate Taylor, the film will tell the story of a recently divorced woman who commutes on the train to work and every day passes the same perfect house with a seemingly perfect couple inside it. She fantasizes about what their life might be like. However, as you might expect, appearances can be deceiving, and the woman finds herself involved in a mystery regarding the "perfect couple." According to Variety the two male leads are currently in talks, which would round out the film’s main cast. It’s an absolutely packed cast, so let’s take a closer look at some of the stars, shall we?
First things first, the actress who will be the literal Girl On The Train is none other than Emily Blunt, starring as Rachel. The "dramatic thriller" is one of the few genres of film that Blunt has not been attached at the hip to in recent months. She’s transitioned from her role in Into the Woods into being the top choice to play the new Mary Poppins, making her a go-to actress for all your musical needs. If you need a kickass action woman instead, however, Blunt is still a top choice. The Edge of Tomorrow star will next be seen in the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, and can currently be found in theaters in the tense, action-packed Sicario.
One of the newest additions to The Girl On The Train, Chris Evans is currently in talks to play the role of Tom. Tom is Rachel’s ex-husband who is now remarried to Anna. This role looks to be about as far from Captain America as Evans can get, which may be the point. While it’s one thing to be known as the perfect boy scout in an entire film franchise, Evans likely is interested in playing other roles as well, as joining this project demonstrates.
Anna, Tom’s new wife, will be played by Rebecca Ferguson. The Swedish actress is coming off of her role as Ilsa Faust in the summer hit Mission:Impossible - Rogue Nation. She also had a role in The Rock’s Hercules film, but we’re not going to talk about that. Instead, we’ll focus on where she’s headed, since she’s been rumored as one of the frontrunners for the lead role in Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel.
Jared Leto is in talks to portray the male half of the perfect couple who is idealized by Blunt’s character. Leto is one of the actors who doesn’t really have a type of film, or type of character. He’s pretty much played everything at one point or another – and completely disappeared into parts while doing so. Whether playing the newest incarnation of The Joker, a transgender AIDS sufferer or anything else he comes up with, Leto always brings something special to his roles. We fully expect the same from him in The Girl On The Train.
Joining Jared Leto, the female half of The Girl On The Train’s (not so) perfect couple will be portrayed by Haley Bennett. Her name may not be one that you recognize right now - unless you specifically remember her from The Equilizer - but by the time this movie hits theaters you likely will. She has a role in Terrence Malick’s new movie, and she’ll also be in the remake of The Magnificent Seven.
This looks like one heck of a cast to put together. It certainly makes us excited to see Girl on a Train make it to theaters soon.