The first glimpses of Paula Hawkins’ dark psychological thriller The Girl on the Train (Doubleday), as it will appear on the silver screen, have been reported by MTV news.
Actor Emily Blunt, who plays “booze-bedraggled” protagonist Rachel Watson, is photographed in New York - where the film adaptation is set, as opposed to London, where it is set in the book - looking ruddy-faced, in a long grey woollen coat, gloves and hat, with a fly-away scarf and long wavy brown hair.
Dreamworks acquired rights to produce the adaptation of Hawkins’ debut novel, published by Doubleday, last year. The film’s director is Tate Taylor, director of The Help. It’s screen writer is Erin Cressida Wilson, who is adapting L S Hilton’s Maestra, published by Bonnier's new fiction imprint Zaffre, too.
Hawkins enjoyed the longest run in Original Fiction's number one spot since Nielsen records began; Girl on the Train clocked up 20 consecutive weeks top of the chart, across all formats in the UK, to eclipse Dan Brown’s record for 19 weeks with The Lost Symbol.