Monday, 30 November 2015

Luke Evans set to replace Jared Leto in The Girl On The Train

There has been yet more casting shunts for Tate Taylor's (The Help) new film. We have already had to embrace the idea that Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger) won't be part of the cast, and now Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) has recently had to drop out due to a scheduling clash. Still there is a fine replacement stepping up, with new arriving via The Hollywood Reporter that Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) is joining 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...

Evans is the latest replacement for a cast member – Justin Theroux (Inland Empire) recently joined to take over a role that Chris Evans would have played had he made a deal. They join the likes of Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Haley Bennett (The Equalizer), Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Allison Janney (Juno).

Taylor's crew are picking up steam as they start shooting in New York for an 7 October 2016 release in the UK.

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