Thanks to Gone Girl, the twisty adult-focused thriller adaptation has found a recent revitalization. The Help and Get on Up helmer Tate Taylor is looking to add to this canon with The Girl on the Train, which has been given its second trailer. The first trailer was a twisting look into the plot, perhaps too liberal with information. This second trailer does more of the same, but also adds to the atmosphere and reveal more of Emily Blunt’s muddled perspective to pull audiences in.
The eye of DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen (The Hunt) is also on full display here, with sharp cinematography to attract one to the adaptation of the hit book. The cast is led by Blunt, and rounded off by Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, Edgar Ramírez, Rebecca Ferguson, and Laura Prepon.
See the second trailer below, along with a new poster.
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 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.
The Girl on the Train rolls into theaters October 7th.