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Monday, September 26, 2016

Why I've Become Just Cautiously Optimistic about THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

So here I was on Friday, counting down the days until the film adaptation of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN opens in theaters (today marks 11!), when I just so happened to double check the director behind the project and...just like that my excitement instantly deflated.


The guy that brought us the problematic The Help and Get On Up is also behind one of the big screen adaptation of one of the best books I've read this year. *insert all the sad face emojis in the universe here*

But, I am going to remain cautiously optimistic. Maybe this won't have the same misfires that Taylor's other films did. Maybe Taylor's true calling is engrossing thrillers adapted from bestselling novels. I mean, it could happen...I guess.

For those who are unfamiliar, here's the synopsis:

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Edgar Ramirez and Allison Janney star in DreamWorks Pictures' The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods). In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson. The film's executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.

Check out a few new stills from the film:

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN opens in theaters October 7. 


Brittani Burnham said...

I liked this book so much and I've hated every trailer I've seen of this film. I'm scared. lol

windy city girl said...

I too am trying to be cautiously optimistic, but it's Tate Taylor...

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