Sunday, 22 November 2015

Édgar Ramírez in talks for The Girl On The Train

Soon to be seen diving out of planes, base jumping and other extremes in the Point Break remake, Édgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum) has his eye on a more sedate mode of transport for a potential future film. News arrives via Deadline that he is currently in talks to join The Girl On The Train.

Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) adapted the script from Paula Hawkins' much talked about book, which drew comparisons to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl for its narrative. We will caution that even the basic synopsis might be considered a spoiler, but read on if you wish... The story follows a recently divorced woman called Rachel (Emily Blunt) struggling with her life and sinking into alcoholism to try to cope. She spies a seemingly perfect couple from her London train ride every day and starts to fantasise about their lives. But things take a turn when she sees something shocking...

Ramírez is nearing a deal to play a therapist named Dr. Kamal Abdric in the film, though in the same spirit of avoiding spoilers, we will say no more about how he fits into the story. Fans of the book will certainly know his importance.

Tate Taylor (The Help) is directing, with Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer) joining Blunt in the cast and Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) considering two other key male roles, though they are nowhere near confirmed yet.

Aside from Point Break, which arrives 12 February, Ramirez will also be seen in David O. Russell's (American Hustle) Joy, out 1 January and Gold alongside Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), which has yet to receive a UK release date.

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