Filming Begins on ‘The Girl on the Train’ Starring Emily Blunt

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The Girl on the Train Book Cover

DreamWorks Studios announced filming is now underway on The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow, and Merritt Wever. The Help‘s Tate Taylor is directing and co-wrote the script with Erin Cressida Wilson. The film is based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins which has sold more than seven million copies. Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train holds the title of the fastest selling adult novel in history and has been a constant presence on the New York Times bestsellers list for 42 weeks. Amazon.com recently named it one of the top books of 2015.


The film is being shot throughout New York, NY and Westchester County, NY. The Girl on the Train is targeting an October 7, 2016 theatrical release.

The Girl on the Train Plot:

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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