The Girl on the Train opens in theatres October 7, 2016.
EMILY BLUNT (Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) leads the all-star cast of 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). Based on author PAULA HAWKINS’ best-selling novel, the thriller that has riveted millions now makes its way to the big screen.
Reeling from a recent divorce and searching to preoccupy her days, Rachel Watson (Blunt) spends her weekday commute to and from Manhattan quietly gazing out the train windows. Every morning and evening, she relives memories from just outside the home she once shared with her now ex-husband Tom (JUSTIN THEROUX of The Leftovers, The Ten), who now lives there with his new wife, Anna (REBECCA FERGUSON of Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, upcoming The Snowman), and their baby.
To distract herself from a life that’s grown so aimless, Rachel develops an obsession with the occupants of another house on the route, 15 Beckett Road—a few doors down from where she used to reside. There, blissfully unaware that a stranger is longingly watching, the seemingly perfect couple Megan (HALEY BENNETT of The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven) and Scott (LUKE EVANS of Dracula Untold, upcoming Beauty and the Beast) go about the business of suburban life.
For months, in between furtive sips of the liquor that’s become a constant companion, Rachel has stolen glimpses of the stunning Megan and handsome Scott as they drink morning coffee by their windows or laugh on their porch at nighttime—and imagined how idyllic their world must be. The seemingly carefree young woman is the portrait of everything that Rachel tried to be during her years with Tom, in a marriage from which she refuses to let go.
One day, on her way into the city, Rachel witnesses something so shocking in Megan and Scott’s backyard that it rocks her to the core. Soon after, when Megan goes missing and is feared dead, Rachel tells the police what she believes she has seen. But can Rachel trust what she thinks she witnessed, or is she entangled in the crime itself? When one voyeur crosses the dangerous line between concerned and obsessed, she will either find the real killer…or discover that there is innocent blood on her own hands.
Joining the cast of The Girl on the Train are ALLISON JANNEY (The Help, Spy) as Detective Riley, the investigating officer who suspects Rachel is involved in Megan’s disappearance; ÉDGAR RAMÍREZ (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty) as Dr. Kamal Abdic, the therapist to whom Rachel reaches out for help; LAURA PREPON (Orange Is the New Black, That ’70s Show) as Cathy, her weary roommate who has reached a breaking point of her own; and LISA KUDROW (The Comeback, Neighbors) as Martha, an estranged friend of Rachel’s who has seen the depths of her secret addiction.