Fans of Rosamund Pike’s performance in Gone Girl, take note; there’s another dangerously unreliable female narrator coming to the big screen.
That’s right; Universal Pictures have released a new trailer for the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins' best-selling novel The Girl on the Train. And there’s no point denying that the murder mystery looks absolutely unmissable.
Emily Blunt takes centre-stage as Rachel Watson, a woman who – like so many of us – takes the same train journey each and every day. So, in a bid to break the monotony, she makes up stories about the people she sees along the way… and, in particular, one ‘perfect’ couple.
“They were the embodiment of true love,” she says simply.
As Rachel struggles to come to terms with her recent divorce, she becomes more and more obsessed with the couple, creating increasingly vivid fantasies about their life. However she is rocked to the core when, one fateful morning, she spies something truly shocking from her train window.
It is soon confirmed that Megan Hipwell (Haley Bennett), the female half of the couple, has gone missing, and Rachel herself becomes a key witness in the police investigation.
As the mystery slowly unravels, it becomes clear that Rachel has kept a number of very questionable details to herself. Like the fact that she can’t remember where she was herself the night that Megan disappeared. And that the missing woman and her ‘perfect’ partner, Scott (Luke Evans), live just a few doors down from her ex-husband, Tom (Justin Theroux), and his new wife, Anna (Rebecca Ferguson).
Unsurprisingly, it’s only a matter of time before suspicions eventually turn to Rachel herself:
“Rachel, why are you here?” Tom asks.
“Because, I’m helping find Megan,” Rachel says.
“I don’t think you’re helping anybody,” he tells her.
Watch the trailer for yourself below:
The Girl On The Train, which has sold over 3 million copies in the US alone, made publishing history when it claimed the number one spot of the UK hardback fiction charts for 20 weeks in a row - the longest any book has ever held the top spot.
It’s unsurprising, then, that it hailed a new genre of domestic noir fiction – and that people have very high expectations for the big-screen adaptation.
Some were unimpressed with the fact that, while the book is set in the UK, the film has moved the action to New York City.
However one very important part of the story will remain British.
Emily Blunt told the BBC: "It's moved to New York but I'm going to play her as British, that was a decision Tate and I made recently."
And, while there is a lot of hype surrounding the film, the talented Devil Wears Prada actress has refused to let anything faze her.
“I try not to get weighed down with what people are going to think of me,” she added.
Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, and Lisa Kudrow are also set to star in this hugely-anticipated film, which is directed by The Help’s Tate Taylor.
It hits cinemas on 7 October 2016.
Images: Universal Pictures