As if “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation” was not a big hit already that Rebecca Ferguson is proud of. This year the actress is certainly on a roll since she is in talks to star in “The Girl on the Train” alongside Emily Blunt. Read on for more details.
According to Screen Crush, after her brilliant performance in “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation,” the actress was amongst the frontrunners for a role in “Gambit” movie opposite Channing Tatum. However, according to reports from Deadline Hollywood, suggest that Ferguson has voluntarily withdrawn her name from the list leaving Lea Seydoux and Abbey Lee as the two lead actresses to choose from for the female protagonist’s role. One might think why would anyone withdraw their names from a sure shot successful movie? When you are in talks to star in an adaptation of a thriller novel, an actor does feel compelled.
Reports suggest that Ferguson is in talks to star alongside Blunt in “The Girl on the Train.” It is being adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name written by Paula Hawkins. It is being said that Tate Taylor is going to direct the movie, which is being said to contain a certain Alfred Hitchcock vibe.
The novel is about a woman named Rachel who takes the same train everyday and notices the suburban area with wonderful homes that her train passes. Every day, her train stops at the same signal and in one such home she is able to see what she describes as the perfect couple. She conveniently names the couple Jess and Jason and considers their life as perfect. One such day she sees something shocking and within a minute her train starts moving. What she sees in the last minute is enough for her to get entangled and thus starts the intertwining tale of suspense and thriller.
Blunt will be playing the role of Rachel while Ferguson will reportedly take the role of Anna. The husband is yet to be cast, but one should just wait for an official announcement to be made on the same.
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