After it was reported that Chris Evans and Jared Leto were circling roles, Edgar Ramirez is now in early talks to join DreamWorks’ THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson have already been cast in the three lead female roles, and now the men are being courted. Ramirez is in talks to take on the part of Dr. Kamal Abdric, a therapist who’s involved in an affair with the married Megan (Bennett) and becomes a suspect after her disappearance.
Based on the hugely successful bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, the story centers on Rachel (Blunt), a recent divorcee who spends her daily train-ride fantasizing about the perfect couple who live in a house that she passes each day, that is until she witnesses a shocking offense, tangling her into the mystery that follows.
Tate Taylor is directing the adaptation, based on a script from Erin Cressida Wilson. Marc Platt is producing, while Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas executive produce. Hawkins confirmed that unlike the English setting of her novel, the film will take place in the U.S.
Ramirez will next be seen in the Point Break remake and opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell’s Joy, both which hit screens this December. He’s currently shooting the drama Gold with Matthew McConaughey, but will next star in the boxing drama Hands Of Stone with Robert De Niro.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor