Mission: Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson in talks for The Girl on the Train
Rebecca Ferguson’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation might catapult her into another high profile character. The Swedish actress is in talks to join DreamWorks’ adaptation of The Girl on the Train, the studio confirmed to EW.
The cinematic adaptation of the hit novel by Paula Hawkins only has Emily Blunt officially on board as the first of three female leads, Rachel, with The Help director Tate Taylor helming a script by Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary).
Hawkins’ New York Times best-seller follows Rachel maneuvering her recent divorce and imagining a perfect couple she regularly sees while taking the train to work. But then she sees something at the house, and a mystery ensues, all through the eyes of an unreliable narrator.
Deadline reports that Ferguson is in negotiations to play Anna. In the novel, Anna is the new wife of Rachel’s ex-husband, Tom.
The book is the fastest selling adult novel in history, with 3 million copies sold in the U.S. and was acclaimed upon its January release – including an A- grade from EW.
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