Emily Blunt to Star in Bestselling Mystery Adaptation of "The Girl on the Train" in 2016

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Emily Blunt is set to star in the film adaptation of the bestselling mystery, The Girl on the Train. The film will be released in October of 2016.

If you've read The Girl on the Train, you know that the big screen adaptation will no doubt hook viewers from the start, then take them on a ride with twists and turns that hopefully parallel the book. Emily Blunt will star as the woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a house she passes while riding on a train.

The Girl on the Train has been compared with Gone Girl. Author Paula Hawkins spoke with Time magazine about the similarities.

“It’s flattering to be compared to Gone Girl because I think Gone Girl is a great book. I actually think that atmosphere of the book is closer to Hitchcock,” she said. “But I suppose both books have a very flawed female protagonist at their heart and are women who maybe are not what they seem.”

In addition to Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, and Allison Janney. Jared Leto and Chris Evans are in talks to sign on.

Fans of The Girl on the Train can likely picture Emily Blunt in the starring role. Presently starring in Sicario, Blunt is creating Oscar buzz in her role as an FBI agent fighting a Mexican drug cartel.

The announcement of Emily Blunt's lead in The Girl on the Train gives movie-goers something to look forward to next fall. It will be fascinating to see how the book translates to the big screen.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.