‘The Girl on the Train’ Finds its Final Woman

Haley Bennett

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

After casting Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, Dreamworks may have found the final side of the narration triangle for their upcoming adaptation of the New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train.

Deadline is reporting that Haley Bennett has signed on to play Megan, the woman whose life is spied on for moments at a time by the titular girl on the train.

Blunt has signed on for the role of Rachel, the girl on the train who rides by Megan’s house everyday on her way to work and sees a glimpse of her life one minute at a time. Ferguson will play Rachel’s ex-husband’s current wife Anna, who is also a neighbor to Megan.

Bennett has spent her last few films teaming up with Antoine Fuqua. She started with the director in The Equalizer and is currently filming The Magnificent Seven remake. For The Girl on the Train, she’ll join up with director Tate Taylor.

Taylor will direct from a script by Erin Cressida Wilson, who adapted the novel by author Paula Hawkins.

The book has a real Alfred Hitchcock meets Gone Girl vibe to it. I’ve read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. After seeing this cast take shape, I’m looking forward to seeing the final product on the big screen.

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