Watch: Second Trailer for 'The Girl on the Train' Starring Emily Blunt

July 18, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Girl on the Train Trailer

Universal has debuted a new trailer for the adaptation of the book The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt as "the girl on the train". Blunt plays Rachel, a woman living her life after divorce, taking the train every day to and from work. One day watching a family a few houses down from where her ex-husband lives, she notices something weird. The next day Rachel wakes up and hears that another woman went missing and becomes invested in trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she went, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. The ensemble cast includes Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Justin Theroux and Lisa Kudrow. This is an improvement over the first trailer, but I'm still not sure it'll be any good. Enjoy.

Here's the second official trailer (+ poster) for Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train, direct from YouTube:

The Girl on the Train Poster

The story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. The Girl on the Train is directed by Tate Taylor (of The Help, Get on Up), from a screenplay adapted by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on bestselling book of the same name by Paula Hawkins. The film opens in theaters everywhere on October 7th, 2016 this fall. Anyone interested?

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Watching likeable actresses or actors is one thing but watching bad movie with them is another thing. This is how this looks to me ...

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2016


You got that right, shiboleth. I tried to read the book just to see what all the fuss was about and couldn't get thru a third of it as it was so horribly bad and real 'chick lit' junk...a lot of whining females, etc. And I say that with sadness as women need to better represent themselves then with low brow slop like this. The director is no great thing, what with low brow silliness for the masses like The Help and Get on Up on the old resume. Plus, and this freaked me out, the look of the film is horrible...and it was shot on film! That totally bums me as it looks like bad digital photography and it was shot on film!! Another great pity is a really like Emily Blunt and hate to see her do tripe like this. It'll probably make tons of money and make her an even bigger star then she already, such is the vapid and shallow world in which we live today. Later....

Guest on Jul 18, 2016


You will forgive me Bo, but from time to time I am trying to figure out what you did in the film industry; so more and more I started to think you must be some kind of cameraman since you know whole lot about film photography. You don't have to confirm it, it's just a guess I can't resist. As for the film, I agree on many things you said. Since I haven't read the book and judging from the trailer, this looks, really, very cliche at least. It looks like we have to discover the same old story about who for god sake done it ... Oh god, no. I mean, that still can work sometimes, but it should be more about the human relationships, how people are changed by things that happened to them and not about friking murder. I mean, from most of the films today, everything that changes people is shooting somebody. Come on. Yeah, shallow, right you said ...

shiboleth on Jul 19, 2016


Nothing to forgive, shiboleth. No, I never worked as a cameraman. I worked as an actor...wrote some scripts... was a second A.D. on a few films. I did study black and white photography at a very reputable school because I did have designs to direct one day, but I just have an intense interest in all things having to do with film, especially in how they look. The production design and photography. Back in the day, cinematographers were an elite group of people very much valued for what they brought to the films they shot. This is no longer the case today and I think the whole digital thing is directly responsible. That's just my opinion, but so be it. Back in the 60's and 70's I was aware of all the top DP's and their work and which films they were working on, etc. I miss those days as I hardly even pay attention to that anymore. I mean, I do because I'm still interested in it, but there are no DP's working today that I have much interest in. I was privileged to work on a films as an actor with the great Vittorio Storaro who shot such films as The Conformist, The Last Emperor and Last Tango in Paris for Bertolucci, Apocalypse Now, and Reds and it was amazing to watch him and his Italian crew set up the shots and dolly tracks, etc. Those days are long gone it seems. Vittorio was also one of the nicest men I've ever met and treated everybody the same. I mean, I had a small part and he treated me with the same respect and dignity he treated the international movie star that had the lead in the film. Just a great guy with a great crew of funny, yet intensely talented and focused men working for him. Those were the days, man, and I enjoyed them and still do whenever i think back on it should be...righto?

Guest on Jul 19, 2016


Hey Bo, I have to give you an answer about this here and not somewhere else. So, thanks for all that you've written. It's impressive and it looks like you are one real and accomplished person. I am very glad I can communicate with you here like this. I guess you could be probably found on imdb (no, I didn't try that, that idea just came to me). Not everybody get the chance to share such an experience. I am very much glad for you since it looks you had your piece of satisfaction in cultivating and chasing your, huh, dreams, right? I usually can detect some sensibility in your sentences and see that you had some nice part of creative history in your life. And I see where ti comes from. What man, what woman, what person can ask for more? A better world? Probably, but not so easily in near future. So, people do what they can in meantime. And it looks you embraced your life and all the good things that came along and that you also meticulously worked on all that. So, you probably have some developed and artistically informed sense of film making. Oh, I can only imagine how you feel whenever some new film comes out and it claims to be some new avant-garde piece of cinema and you can see right through its shallowness. Oh, you certainly have stories to tell. The interesting part, and I see it in a good way, is the fact that you pursued your interest and not you career of possible director. Doing many things, trying to encompass more and not just a piece of it. That says something about the person. About the fact that such a person has been keen to develop himself as a whole creative individual and not just part of it. I could entertain an idea of renaissance film person here, you know. Yeah, I also know those cultural (film and renaissance) terms collide historically, but it looks like it is also telling about a lifelong struggle not to live fragmented life, I guess. Thank you one more time. Cheers Bo... And yeah, later ...

shiboleth on Jul 22, 2016


Well, thank you very much shiboleth. What a nice, or a lot of nice, things you say. We each have out lives to live and I chose to pursue my 'thing' when I got out of the Army in late 1968. I wasn't going go live the 'normal' live and I haven't and I have no regrets I will remain as just Bo and the imdb thing I will avoid as I see no reason to reveal myself which I'm sure you understand. There is a lot of angry immature guys on these web film forums so it's a delight for me to exchange thoughts and perceptions with men like yourself and tarek. I do try to reason with some of the angry younger guys and hope sometimes my exchanges with them have a positive effect, but that's not for me to know or wish to know. I just do my thing. I'm retired and just killing time until time kills me. I've done all I've wanted and gone to wherever I've wanted to go around the world and now I linger in peace reading and relaxing without a care, or desire, in the world. My life has been very interesting indeed and I've had many interesting experiences with many interesting and well known people. However, it's not always been a bed of roses either. I come from a very small town and leaving there and traveling and reading with degree of self education and changing from a lower middle class poor beginning to a pretty well versed and experienced man who's been around the block few times there were great moments of intense suffering and pain. Such is life and the growing experience...especially spiritual growth as pain is always the stepping stone to spiritual evolving. We don't learn from tip toeing thru the tulips, now do we?... No, sir! We learn from how I loved it all care, man. Good to hear from you as always. Peace.

Guest on Jul 22, 2016


Hey Bo. Just stumbled upon your post here. I like to read passionate guys comments. ;D Fresco-secco painting is to film photography what Photoshop is to digital photography. But fortunately, we still have great DP like El Chivo, Colin Watkinson or Darius Khondji to name few.

tarek on Jul 22, 2016


Hello, tarek. Glad you stumbled in; it's always a delight to exchange ideas and opinions with you. I'm not as big a fan of Lubezki as everyone else seems to be. Especially when he works with digital, which he seems to do a lot now. I loved the way he shot Joe Black though. I like that film a lot and it was beautifully shot. I don't think his work since then comes within a 100 miles of that piece of work though. I know you like the movie, The Fall, which is why you probably included Watkinson, but I hardly think of him as a 'great' DP. Sorry. He's not done that much anyway, but it's all subjective and I'm glad you like his work. Yes, Darius Khondji is a talented DP. His work on Se7en was outstanding. Stealing Beauty, which he shot for Bertolucci was, well, beautiful, which suited the whole movie, of course. And I love the look and the photography of The Immigrant. That's a very, very good film that most have yet to appreciate. Their loss. Film photography and all the digital stuff is just not my cup of tea. I didn't much care for Lubezki's work on The Revenant as it just had that ugly digital look I loathe. In comparison to the same movie, Man In The Wilderness, with Richard Harris in the early '70's which was shot on film it didn't even come close. Not for me anyway. So, thanks for stumbling in. Anytime my friend. I enjoy our conversations and exchanges. You're a smart and perceptive guy and I like that. Cheers.

Guest on Jul 22, 2016


Hi again Bo. to be honest, I'm not all that close minded with regards to the digital filming. I can enjoy a movie shot digitally if the "film" feel is there. You didn't like the Revenant. I for myself found it a very immersive experience. The low angle / wide angle combination were used masterfully, and succeeded in creating a visceral reaction. I felt the cold, the starvation and the despair while watching Leo struggling throw the wilderness. What matters for me when I watch a movie is the "film" look, not the "grain" presence. and correct me if I'm wrong, this could be fulfilled only when you use great lenses. there I said it. I am not a "grain" fan. I can deal without them, as long as the cinematography doesn't look like a home video. that's why I abhor found footage movies and movies that overuse the shaky cam technique.

tarek on Jul 22, 2016


Okay. I get it. I don't really relate to this 'grain' thing theory you're relating, but that's cool. I consider myself to be totally involved in the visual aesthetics of a film; the look of it; combined with the production design. I understand your immersion in The Revenant, but that is an experience I rarely have anymore while viewing film(s). I watched them analytically; always aware that I'm watching a piece of work and very seldom suspend disbelief and become mesmerized by it all. I'm always aware that Lubezki is using this technique and that angle and that lighting to try to evoke that immersive experience. That's his job, but rarely can I be immersed. It would be like him being pulled into it watching his own work because he's aware of what he did and how he did it. That's just me and perhaps it's due to my experience in film and being involved in the making of them. I'm always aware of what the director is doing and why he's choosing the shots and the angles he using as well as what the DP is up to and how he's lighting the scene(s). It's just the way I enjoy watching movies and has been for many years. Sometimes I let myself be pulled in, but it's difficult as I'm always aware I'm trying to allow them to do pull me in. I guess it's rather like a fellow magician watching another magician work, but knowing the tricks and how he's doing them so the 'magic' doesn't work for him the same way it does a normal audience member. I think this all begin about 40 some years ago and I was working on one of the biggest and what would be one of the most renown/famous films of all time. I stood behind the camera and watched much of it being filmed. Upon viewing the final film I found the experience to be very different than any experience I had had watching films up to that point. I watched the scenes unfold on screen that I had watched being filmed with these great international stars and it was just a completely different experience. One that recognized as being different and one that I enjoyed much, much more than I had ever before. Good stuff...for me at least. lol...there was no going!

Guest on Jul 22, 2016


Such meh.

DAVIDPD on Jul 18, 2016


In 2 mn, we got 7or 8 sex scenes. Why ?

tarek on Jul 19, 2016


Looks decent...I'll watch it

Bob on Jul 19, 2016

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