The Girl On The Train Is Quietly Putting Together A Phenomenal Cast

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?

Emily Blunt

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.

Chris Evans

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.

Rebecca Ferguson

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

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.

Haley Bennett

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.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.