Meet the Leading Ladies of The Girl on the Train Movie
Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is the Regina George of 2015’s books: Everywhere you look, people are either obsessing over it, talking about it to anyone who will listen, or hunting for a similar book to fill the void left when it’s done. And now, the It Girl of books is about to become the darling of the silver screen—especially with the casting of these three actresses. Meet the ladies bringing Anna, Rachel, and Megan to life.
Emily Blunt as RACHEL
Where You’ve Last Seen Her: As the Baker’s wife in the Disney fairy tale adaptation Into the WoodsWho She’ll Play: Blunt is the girl on the train, Rachel, a down-on-her-luck alcoholic divorcee who spends her commute fascinated by a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house down the street from the home she shared with her husband.
Rebecca Ferguson as ANNA
Where You’ve Last Seen Her: Opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation
Who She’ll Play: Ferguson is Anna, the woman who Rachel’s husband had an affair with—and eventually left Rachel for and married. She now lives in the home Rachel and Tom shared as a married couple, down the street from the couple Rachel idolizes.
Haley Bennett as MEGAN
Where You’ve Last Seen Her: In The Equalizer with Denzel Washington
Who She’ll Play: Bennett rounds out the three leading ladies as Megan, the female half of the couple that Rachel watches each day from the train—until she goes missing.
What do you think of this trio? And what actors can you picture in the male lead roles of Tom and Scott?