Emily Blunt Circling Lead in ‘Girl on the Train’ Adaptation

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Emily Blunt
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Emily Blunt continues to be in the forefront of casting news, as her latest venture links her with the adaptation of a hugely successful novel.

[amz asin=”1594633665″ size=”small”]Blunt is currently in talks to take the lead in DreamWorks’ adaptation of Paula Hawkins‘ “The Girl on the Train” for director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) (via The Wrap).

Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) will adapt the novel, which The Wrap notes became the fastest selling adult novel of all time after its release in January.

Blunt would play Rachel, a divorced woman who struggles with alcoholism. She becomes linked to a mystery after she witnesses something happen with a couple she routinely observes on her daily train commute.

Kate Mara is also reported to be a potential choice for one of the other leads.

Blunt will next be seen in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, set for a September release, and the 2016 Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, The Huntsman.