Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple a few houses down – Megan and Scott Hipwell (Haley Bennett and Luke Evans). She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage.
The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Directed by Tate Taylor (Get On Up), and with a screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, adapted from the Paula Hawkins novel.
The cast also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow and Justin Theroux, husband to her Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston… who sadly isn’t in this.
The Girl on the Train is released in the UK on October 7th, and maybe it’s just this trailer but it didn’t quite work for me as it looks like there’s too much going on to fit it into two-and-a-half minutes.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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