Oscar Potential? Coming To Grips With ‘The Girl On The Train’

The Girl on the Train October 7 Release Date

The novel by Paula Hawkins is nothing short of gripping, thrilling and earned it’s place as one of the best books of 2015. Hollywood immediately had to adapt it, and now comes a movie of the same name, starring Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux and Luke Evans, among others.

For those not aware of the story, it revolves around three women – Rachel, Anna and Megan. Rachel is a woman with many demons, one of them being that she has a severe alcohol abuse problem. As her life spirals out of control, she loses everything – from her job to her husband, a man who has moved on and started a family of his own at the old home they shared. She begins to stalk her old life; her ex is now married to his former mistress and they share a baby together. Near the young couple’s home is another seemingly happy family with one thing wrong – Rachel finds out that the woman, Megan, is secretly having an affair. However, she thinks she’s imaging it, considering she has blackouts with all her drinking, and also because she was constantly told by her former husband that she makes things up.

A still from The Girl On The Train starring Emily Blunt

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Well, one day the woman Megan goes missing and is later found dead and pregnant. Rachel approaches the police to let them know that she was aware of Megan’s infidelity and points to a psychiatric doctor who shares the mind and bed of Megan. But after a DNA test doesn’t the psychiatrist to Megan’s unborn baby, suspicions begin to grow. Who is the actual murderer? What connection does Rachel’s husband have to all this and will Anna finally trust Rachel and believe she is something more than a stalking drunk? Find out all this in the upcoming movie, The Girl On The Train.


Emily Blunt as Rachel Wilson

Haley Bennett as Megan Hipwell

Luke Evans as Scott Hipwell

Rebecca Ferguson as Anna Watson

Justin Theroux as Tom Watson

Lisa Kudrow as Monica

Laura Prepon as Cathy

among others

The film is produced by Marc Platt (of Wanted and Into The Woods fame) and directed by Tate Taylor (of The Help fame).

The Girl On The Train is set for an October 7, 2016 release. Read our movie review of The Girl on the Train.