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In the recent film Love and Mercy, a studio musician recording during the Pet Sounds sessions explains to Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) that he’s broken a fundamental rule of music, in that it sounds wrong if you have one person playing in one key and another instrument playing in another. “It sounds right in my head,” he replies.
Back in September, Scott Tobias wrote in The Dissolve something of a manifesto about biopics, “Five simple rules for making biopics about geniuses”: (1) Don’t try and tell a person’s entire life story, (2) show us, don’t just tell us why they’re a genius, (3) don’t tell a genius’s story just because he or she was a great person, (4) find a compelling visual style that matches their genius, (5) and “find the saint in the asshole, find the asshole in the saint.”
Music biopics however are a genre unto themselves, »
- Brian Welk
Author Gillian Flynn's page-turner Gone Girl lit up the book charts and then the box office last year, and it appears as though Hollywood has found its next “it” book to adapt, and it's another thriller from a female author. The Help director Tate Taylor recently signed on to helm an adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ so hot right now novel The Girl on the Train, and now an impeccably talented actress is being tapped to take on the lead role. The Wrap reports that Emily Blunt is in early talks to star in the DreamWorks adaptation, which is picking up some serious steam as it looks to be a priority for the studio. The story follows a lonely, alcoholic divorcee who uses her daily commute to fantasize about the seemingly perfect life of the couple she glimpses every day when the train stops at the signal. One day, however, »
- Adam Chitwood
Daredevil: Jason Statham is rumored to be under consideration to play a villainous role in Netflix's Daredevil series. The second season will showcase Bullseye, a classic Marvel bad guy, but will also feature the villains Mr. Fear and Mysterio, as well as Elektra, herself a dashing heroine and potential love interest for Daredevil. Production on the new season is expected to get underway in the next month or so. [Latino Review] The Girl on the Train: Emily Blunt is in early talks to star in The Girl on the Train, based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. The psychological thriller revolves around a woman's daily commute to her job in London; her idle fantasies gradually draw her into a real-life police investigation. Tate Taylor (The Help) is set to...
- Peter Martin
Actor is lined up to play the unreliable narrator in a Tate Taylor-directed adaptation of the London-set thriller
The actor would play the novel’s unreliable narrator, an unemployed alcoholic devastated by her recent divorce who whiles away the days riding a commuter train and fantasising about an apparently perfect couple in a house next to the tracks.
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- Catherine Shoard
Emily Blunt continues to be in the forefront of casting news, as her latest venture links her with the adaptation of a hugely successful novel. amz asin="1594633665" size="small"Blunt is currently in talks to take the lead in DreamWorks' adaptation of Paula Hawkins' "The Girl on the Train" for director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) (via The Wrap). Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) will adapt the novel, which The Wrap notes became the fastest selling adult novel of all time after its release in January. Blunt would play Rachel, a divorced woman who struggles with alcoholism. She becomes linked to a mystery after she witnesses something happen with a couple she routinely observes on her daily train commute. Kate Mara is also reported to be a potential choice for one of the other leads. Blunt will next be seen in Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, set for a September release, »
- Cory Woodroof
Every year, we have a new record for best-selling novels. Recently, we have seen massive successes like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl become box office hits. The next on that list is The Girl On The Train. Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train is developing under the guidance of The Help's Tate Taylor. Now, he may have found his star in Emily Blunt. The Girl... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
If you are a voracious reader or know somebody who is, then you've likely already heard of "The Girl On The Train." The book spent thirteen weeks at the top of The New York Times bestseller list this year, and it's likely the go to choice for summer vacation reading. And naturally, a big screen adaptation is brewing and it has found its lead actress. Emily Blunt is in talks to star in movie based on Paula Hawkins' book, that will be directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help," "Get On Up"). The actress will take the lead role of the alcoholic, divorcée Rachel who witnesses something shocking on her daily commute and gets plunged into a mystery. Here's the book synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Things are gathering speed for the adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ thriller novel The Girl On The Train, which DreamWorks is busy developing. The Help's Tate Taylor hopped aboard to direct late last month and now Emily Blunt is in early talks for the titular role.Hawkins’ novel follows a recently divorced woman called Rachel struggling with her life and sinking into alcoholism to try to cope. She sees a seemingly perfect couple from her London train ride every day and starts to fantasise about their lives. But things take a turn when she returns home covered in blood after a blackout drunk spree, and may have become intertwined with their lives... According to The Wrap, DreamWorks is looking at Fantastic Four's Kate Mara for one of the other main roles.With roughly two million copies of the tome sold so far, it’s easy to see why DreamWorks »
It's a no-brainer why DreamWorks acquired rights to Paula Hawkins' twisty page-turner "The Girl on the Train" before it was published in January. The fastest-selling adult novel ever has already sold two million copies. Even if you haven't read it, you've heard about it. Emily Blunt is now in talks to star as the titular commuter, a hard-drinking, depressed and out-of-work divorcée who constructs a fantasy life from inside a train to and from London, where she peeps on the lives of others. She becomes increasingly obsessed by a couple living in her old neighborhood, where she makes a shocking discovery in this unreliable-narrator story a la Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl." Tate Taylor is so far attached to direct a script by Erin Cressida, who wrote the creepy sex mystery films "Secretary" and "Chloe" as well as the Diane Arbus story "Fur." Right now, Blunt is filming "The Huntsman »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Emily Blunt is understood to be in negotiations to star in The Girl on the Train.
The actress has been offered the lead role in the adaptation of Paula Hawkins's best-selling 2015 novel, The Wrap.
Blunt would play Rachel - a divorced woman with an alcohol problem, who fantasises about the perfect life of a family whose house she passes on her daily commute.
But after seeing something shocking, she finds herself pulled into their lives and the problems that follow.
The story follows Rachel, a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who lives in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking there and becomes entangled in a mystery.
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.
“The Girl on the Train” is the fastest-selling adult novel in history, having sold more than two million copies in the U.S. alone since it was published in January by Riverhead Books. It landed »
- Justin Kroll
After drawing out sensational performances from Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone and Chadwick Boseman in his last films, Tate Taylor has zeroed in on Emily Blunt to star in his latest, Paul Hawkins adaptation The Girl on the Train.
DreamWorks is behind the buzzy project, which tells the story of a lonely, alcoholic divorcee named Rachel, who fantasizes about the idyllic lives of a young couple whose home her train passes each day on her way to work. When she witnesses a shocking event in the home one morning, Rachel finds a new sense of purpose in trying to get to the bottom of the ensuing mystery.
Kate Mara is apparently also being courted for one of the other lead female roles (there are three). Though neither Blunt nor Mara have signed a deal, they’re the preferred choices of both DreamWorks and Taylor, who are expected to make »
- Isaac Feldberg
Emily Blunt has been offered the lead role in DreamWorks’ adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” and is in early talks to accept the part of lonely, alcoholic divorcée Rachel, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. DreamWorks did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “The Help” filmmaker Tate Taylor will direct from a script by Erin Cressida Wilson, who adapted the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. Also Read: Emily Blunt in Negotiations to Play Villain in 'The Huntsman' Opposite Chris Hemsworth (Exclusive) The story follows Rachel as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect. »
- Jeff Sneider
Filmmaker Bryan Singer has posted a photo of himself on the under construction Cerebro set during filming of "X-Men: Apocalypse" in Montreal. Singer previously confirmed that the character of Caliban will appear in the film, but casting of the character has still not been confirmed. [Source: Twitter]
The Girl on the Train
The story follows a lonely, alcoholic divorcee as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, sees something shocking happen and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. [Source: The Wrap]
- Garth Franklin
Simon Pegg had some strong words this week about the “infantilization” of our society caused by today’s blockbusters, and not all of his fans took his quotes kindly. But does Pegg have a point? We discuss the state of geekdom along with all the other top stories of the week, including Disney’s latest live-action picture, trailers for Pan, Amy, and Steve Jobs, and new projects about The Girl on the Train and Brian Epstein. Plus, give all your money to our Wtf of the Week, Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves. Find us on iTunes and send comments and questions to newseditor ‘at’ soundonsight.org.
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- Brian Welk
DreamWorks acquired the rights to Paula Hawkins’ debut thriller in 2014, prior to the novel’s publication, and set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt for the screen. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Productions will serve as executive producer.
In “The Girl on the Train,” Rachel, who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
- Michelle McCue
In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.
“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.
In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »
- Brian Welk
The story follows a woman devastated by a recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Paula Hawkins' thriller The Girl On The Train has become one of the breakout bestselling novels of the past year or two. And, with one eye we suspect on the numbers generated by bringing Gone Girl to the screen, a film version is now accelerating.
DreamWorks (the live action bit) picked up the rights to the novel, and Marc Platt is producing. Both were aboard a possible film take on The Girl On The Train prior to its publication, and since it hit big, it would be fair to say their enthusiasm has not dampened.
We won't spoil the book by talking about its plot here, »
DreamWorks acquired movie rights to Hawkins’ debut novel last year prior to publication and set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt for the screen. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producer.
The book centers on a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, she sees something shocking there and becomes entangled in a mystery.
“With ‘The Help,’ Tate deftly adapted a beloved novel into a compelling film that stayed true to its origin while pleasing fans and moviegoers alike,” said Holly Bario, DreamWorks’ president of production. “We are excited to have Tate back at DreamWorks and »
- Dave McNary
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