Emily Blunt Will Creep You Out So Hard in ‘The Girl on the Train’ Trailer
Universal Pictures released the first trailer for the film adaptation of The Girl on the Train and it is ridiculously haunting. Audiences got their first glimpse of the much anticipated thriller at CinemaCon earlier this month before the global release of the teaser on Wednesday. The film, which was adapted from British author Paula Hawkins’ 2015 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, is due to be released on October 7, 2016.
Before we say anymore, check out the trailer here: Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (Sicario) plays Rachel, an alcoholic divorcée whose commutes every day past the house where her ex-husband and his new wife live. Her stability begins to erode as she starts to spy on a couple near her ex-husband, and when a suspicious disappearance occurs, Rachel becomes increasingly entangled in the dangerous web that she has created. If that doesn’t sound creepy, wait till you hear the unsettlingly slowed version of Kanye West’s “Heartless” that backs the trailer. The film is being helmed by director Tate Taylor, known for directing The Help and Get on Up, as well as acting in Winter’s Bone—the film that launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career. Rachel’s ex-husband Tom will be played by Justin Theroux, best known for his performance in HBO’s The Leftovers and being married to the World’s Most Beautiful Woman (2016). Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramirez, and Lisa Kudrow also star in the film. The Girl on the Train is already creating buzz amongst audiences, and not all of it is positive. Some have complained that the film looks far too similar in style and substance to David Fincher’s 2014 thriller Gone Girl, which was also adapted from a best-selling novel. Fans of the book have also complained about the filmmakers’ choice to change the story’s setting from England to the United States. We look forward to finding out for ourselves if The Girl on the Train will distinguish itself as a captivating psychological thriller or disappoint as a predictable genre film this fall.
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