by: S. Scott Stanikmas
After managing to cast all three major female leads in the upcoming thriller The Girl on the Train, Dreamworks is now turning its attention to the two male leads. And if talks are to be believed these are two major coups.
Variety reports that Chris Evans and Jared Leto are in talks for the two male lead roles in the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel.
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett have already signed on for the film. Blunt is Rachel, the titular girl that rides the train, Ferguson is Anna and Bennett is Megan. Evans is reportedly wanted to play Tom, Anna’s husband and Rachel’s ex-husband, while Leto is being sought after for the role of Megan’s husband Scott.
Both actors have responsibilities to other studios and major franchises (Chris Evans to Marvel Studios as Captain America and Jared Leto with his new role of The Joker for Warner Bros) so signing both of these men may take some schedule juggling. But these two actors would be welcome additions to an already star-studded cast.
The book was a taut thriller that rightfully has been getting comparisons to something akin to Alfred Hitchcock. If they manage to nail down Leto and Evans in their respective roles, this could be the must-see film of 2016.