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Haley Bennett in negotiations to join Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train

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Haley Bennett is in negotiations to join Emily Blunt in the big-screen adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, EW has confirmed.

The actress, who most recently starred in The Equalizer, is in negotations for the role of Megan, one of three central female characters in the story. Blunt will narrate as Rachel, an alcoholic and divorcee who gets caught up in a mystery after she spends her days watching a couple from the train. Rebecca Ferguson, meanwhile, is in talks to play Anna, the wife of Rachel’s ex-husband, Tom. 

Tate Taylor (The Help) is directing with a script from Erin Cressida Wilson. Marc Platt is producing, and Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas are executive producing.

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