In the first glimpse of the thrilling murder-mystery film, Blunt plays Rachel, a complicated woman on the case of her ex-husband’s (Justin Theroux) missing nanny. The trailer appeared on IMDB last night (April 19) but was pulled by the studio shortly after to be officially released today.
Based on the best-selling 2015 novel by British author Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train tells an intertwining story through the eyes of three different women, Rachel, Anna and Megan. While Blunt, the main star of the trailer, plays Rachel, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) plays Anna, and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer, Marley & Me) plays Megan. When Megan, a girl Rachel has be spying on for weeks, is found dead, Rachel springs into action to try and find her killer without incriminating herself in the process. The only problem is she can’t remember what happened the night Megan went missing.
Blunt has called this emotional role “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done.” When EW interviewed director Tate Taylor back in December about the heroine’s state of mind, he minced no words. “You can’t avoid the puns with this movie — she’s a trainwreck.”
Check out the first trailer for The Girl on the Train now and be on the lookout for more hints in the case as the film hits theaters October 7.