The Girl on the Train Feature Trailer (2016)


Feature trailer for The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson.

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, 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 who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. 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.

Though Haley Bennett, who also made an appearance in the Magnificent Seven trailer, makes for a great Megan, the role was originally attended for Kate Mara. The actress dropped out shortly after landing the role for unknown reasons. But, looking at her upcoming slate, it is reasonable to assume she encountered scheduling conflicts. The same went for Chris Evans, who had to be replaced by Justin Theroux due to scheduling conflicts.

Though the source material takes place in England, the adaptation moved the story over to New York.

The use of Kanye's "Heartless" worked so well in the first trailer for The Girl on the Train, that it makes sense for Universal Pictures to give the track a second run for this new preview. What was upped quite a bit was the whole sensual side of the film. For a second I could have swore this was a Fifty Shades of Grey sequel due to all the sexual innuendoes -- and hair pulling -- but you have Allison Janney to ensure that audiences remember that the film is less Fifty and more Gone Girl.

And kudos for Emily Blunt's portrayal of Rachel Watson. The role had to have read like a difficult one, and she seems to nail every emotional chord like the best of them.

2 min 27 sec


Posted On
July 18, 2016
Tate Taylor

Erin Cressida Wilson

Universal Pictures

October 7, 2016
Emily Blunt
Rebecca Ferguson
Haley Bennett
Justin Theroux
Luke Evans
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