Warning: you may want to watch this trailer with the lights on because it’s a bit eerie. The bestselling novel The Girl on the Train is brought to life in the first trailer for the adaptation, starring Emily Blunt as Rachel—an alcoholic woman who is caught up in the disappearance of her ex-husband’s nanny.
The original novel by Paula Hawkins was released in February 2015 and stayed in the number one spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list for 13 consecutive weeks. The story is told from the point of view of three women: Rachel, Anna, and Megan. Rachel’s ex-husband is married to Anna, and on her commute into London each day she fantasizes about the lives of another couple she passes. Rachel then sees something happen to Megan, who is part of the couple, right before she goes missing.
From the looks of the trailer the setting has been changed from London to New York, but it’s unclear if the rest of the plot will remain the same. As in the book, Rachel feels that she may have some connection to the disappearance. Upon being asked what she did in the time frame that Megan went missing, she states in the trailer: “I don’t remember. There’s some time missing.”
Much like Gone Girl, which the novel has always been compared to, the trailer is a bit confusing and features a very unreliable narrator. The film will be released on October 7.
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