We at Barking Mad About Films do love a Jennifer Lawrence movie, but one other actress we always keep an eye on is Emily Blunt! She always seems to make at least one film that makes our end of year top 10!
Examples are 2015 Sicario; 2014 Edge of Tomorrow; 2012 Looper; 2011 The Adjustment Bureau. 2013 She only provided voiceover work for the English version of The Wind Rises as was pregnant with her first daughter with her husband, John Krasinski (Jim Halpert, from the American TV version of The Office)
It looks like 2016 will be no different, but don’t panic, we are not saying this year has been so poor that Huntsman: Winter’s War will make that list! In October, she will appear in the big screen adaptation of Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train from director, Tate Taylor (The Help).
The book has been a huge bestseller and when we heard about the film, we got a copy and read it, and if the film is a faithful adaptation, we are sure it will be a must see and be worthy of its comparisons to last year’s big book to film adaptation, Gone Girl.
The book is a mystery and a thriller as we initially follow Rachel (Emily Blunt in the movie) a divorced woman who passes her old house every day on her commute to work. On her daily commute, she sees her ex-husband (Justin Theroux in the film) with his new wife Anna (Rebecca Ferguson in the film) living happily.
The hurt of this makes her focus on another couple down the road from them, who she names Jess and Jason. They are actually called Megan (Haley Bennett in the film) and Scott (Luke Evans in the film).
One day she discovers that Jess/Megan is having an affair and this makes her furious, how could she cheat on Jason/Scott. she had been so happy for them and what appears to be their perfect life.
This sends her to drink heavily to the extent that she blacks out. She awakes injured and covered in blood and when Megan goes missing, she fears she may have something she could regret.
When Megan goes missing makes the news, Anna goes to the policy to declare that she saw Rachel on the night she vanished, staggering around drunk. Not believing her amazing Jason/Scott could have done anything wrong she tells the police all she knows and tells them of the affair she saw.
Reluctantly the police being to believe her, and further investigation shows that Megan was incredibly unhappy and seeing a therapist called Kamal (Edgar Ramirez in the film) who they suspect she may have also been attracted too.
Rachel also finds that Megan had been babysitting for Tom and Anna, and therefore Tom could have been who she had seen kissing Megan.
Anything more would be giving away massive spoilers so if you want to know what happens to Megan and what else Rachel finds, we suggest you find a copy of the book or be sure you don’t miss The Girl on the Train when it hits cinemas.
You can watch the official trailer here
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