Back at the beginning of the year, I included The Girl on the Train in a list of some our most anticipated movies of this year, due mostly to its impressive cast and intriguing Gone Girl-esque premise. Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, and more – it’s one of the dramas this year with the most potential to be a break out hit.
The first trailer for the film has debuted online today as well, and I think it’s safe to say almost based on this trailer alone, that the film is probably going to be a polarizing one for some viewers.
Check out the trailer for yourself below:
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, the two most striking things about this trailer for me, are Emily Blunt’s captivating performance and Tate Taylor’s really unique direction. It seems like Taylor is keeping the camera and his composition here intimately close to the characters, and as Blunt’s character slowly deteriorates more and more throughout these two minutes alone, the transition looks enthralling from beginning to end.
The choice of music will probably divide some viewers as well, but I feel like the film has the potential to be a break out hit similar to Gone Girl, which combined sex, psychological torture, crime, and violence in a really unique way, or it’ll fall flat. I don’t see much in-between ground for The Girl on the Train, but that’s also part of what makes it such an exciting title to look out for in the awards season later this year.
The Girl on the Train is set to hit theatres on October 7th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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