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Emily Blunt stars as alcoholic divorcee in new thriller

Emily Blunt stars as alcoholic divorcee in new thriller
By Euronews

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel of the same name, ‘The Girl on The Train’ stars Emily Blunt as a divorcee who becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that sends shockwaves through her life.

The actress had to undergo a physical make-over to take on the role of an overweight alcoholic who becomes obsessed with a couple she sees every morning on her commute.

Since shooting to fame a decade ago in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, Blunt has played in a wide range of roles, and was keen to take on this one. “That was a big reason for me to do it, it’s just to do something else and something incredibly damaged and unsettling really,” she said.

Welsh actor Luke Evans (‘Fast & Furious 6’) co-stars as the husband of the murdered woman.

“It’s a story full of broken people, all suffering with their own demons and addictions and betrayal and loss and love… especially my character, he’s dealing with a lot, he has a lot of questions he doesn’t get answered. So I think we’re all sort of in the same bag in this film, there’s no one really who shines brightly,” he said.

Award-winning director Tate Taylor, best known for his 2011 box office hit ‘The Help’, explains why he was drawn to this story:

“I love to look at humanity and the human condition at its worst, and not only at its best but its worst. Addiction is a serious issue that only now the world is starting to consider relevant and put it in a category of a true illness.”

Co-starring Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson, ‘The Girl on The Train’ hits theatres worldwide this October.