Sunday, 22 November 2015

Justin Theroux in talks to join The Girl On The Train

Sad new for fans of Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger). He won't now be taking part in Tate Taylor's (The Help) new thriller The Girl On The Train. But news arrives via The Wrap that Justin Theroux (Inland Empire) is set to take his place in the film instead.

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...

We won't say which role Theroux is looking to score, as it in itself is a key component of the plot. But if he does join the cast, he will be joining the likes of Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Hayley Bennett (The Equalizer), Édgar Ramirez (Dallas Buyers Club) and, according to the The Wrap's report, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), who had been considering a role at the same time as Evans, now appears to have actually boarded the movie.

Taylor should be cranking the cameras soon for DreamWorks Studios. Theroux was part of the team writing Zoolander 2, which will take its turn on the catwalk on 12 February. He has various other movies at different stages, but is currently focused on starring in HBO drama The Leftovers, which recently kicked off its second season.

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