After working with Antoine Fuqua on “The Equalizer” and “The Magnificent Seven,” Haley Bennett is in negotiations to play Megan alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in DreamWorks’ adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
“The Help” filmmaker Tate Taylor will direct from a script by Erin Cressida Wilson, who adapted the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins.
The story follows Rachel (Blunt) as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until she sees something shocking happen there one morning and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Ferguson will play the role of Anna.
Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Productions will serve as executive producer. DreamWorks acquired the rights to “The Girl on the Train” in 2014 prior to its publication.
Bennett, who will soon be seen in untitled films from Terrence Malick and Warren Beatty, is represented by CAA and Bloom Hergott.