The cast of Tate Taylor‘s adaptation of Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train is shaping up nicely. Having already cast Rebecca Ferguson and Emily Blunt as their female leads. In the movie Blunt will play a divorced woman who observes and fantasizes about what appears to be the perfect couple each day on her train commute, when one day she sees something that changes everything. Haley Bennett also stars.
Now the film is looking to cast their male leads. According to a new report Chris Evans and Jared Leto are both in talks to star in the film. More on this story below.
Variety says that Evans would play Ferguson’s husband, while Leto would play Bennett’s husband. Talks are still on going, but there are a few major hurdles to get over if the two were to sign on. One being their scheduling. Both Evans and Leto have contractual obligations to Marvel and WB, respectively, which would make it hard for them to get the role. Also an issue are the finances.
Evans is probably best known for his role as Captain America in his titular films and just completed shooting Captain America: Civil War, and also for playing the same role in the hugely popular superhero ensemble Avengers movies. He also made his directorial debut with Before I Go, in which he also starred. As for Leto, he won an Academy Award for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club and completed shooting his role as the Joker in Suicide Squad, which hits theaters next summer.
Here’s a book synopsis from Amazon:
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.