By Emily Blake
Updated August 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Billy Farrell/BFAnyc

The Girl on the Train

  • Movie

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.

•Mission Impossible standout Rebecca Ferguson in talks for The Girl on the Train

Emily Blunt in talks to star in The Girl on the Train

The Help director Tate Taylor to helm Girl on the Train for DreamWorks

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.

Episode Recaps

The Girl on the Train

  • Movie
  • R
  • 110 minutes