THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Trailer: Emily Blunt Gets Her Voyeur On

Paula Hawkins' mystery thriller book will soon be a mystery thriller movie.

Behold, the first trailer for Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train:

The film is based on Paula Hawkins' novel of last year, a sexy mystery thriller often described as "Gillian Flynn-light." And viewed in that light, this trailer is pretty revealing, with several moments that hint at the larger mystery. 

But I'd argue that reading The Girl on the Train as simply a mystery is doing the book a disservice. To be honest, the mystery is no great shakes. What this novel is instead, and what the trailer indicates the film will be, is a powerful examination of alcoholism. Emily Blunt plays Rachel, a woman who has abdicated a life of love and contentment thanks to her addiction. She watches a couple from the train every morning, imagining their lives together, the happiness they share that was once hers. The intrigue that follows is circumstantial to Rachel's own demons and inner discovery.

Okay, when I put it that way, it's still sort of Gillian Flynn-light. But it's a good yarn that will make a good movie, and Blunt is terrific casting for this very juicy role. 

The Girl on the Train arrives in theaters October 7. You can pick up Hawkins' novel at the below link.

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