The Girl On The Train is already tipped to become one of the biggest movies of 2016, and it could be about to boost those credentials by casting of a pair of A-list leading men. According to Variety (opens in new tab), Chris Evans and Jared Leto are in early talks to join the production, with the pair potentially set to star opposite Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson.
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, the film follows Blunt’s character, a recovering alcoholic who witnesses something terrible while looking out the window of her commuter train. Unable to keep what she has seen to herself, she goes to the police, only to become inextricably entwined with the lives of the couple involved.
The talks are thought to be in the very early stages right now, but both Leto and Evans are reportedly keen to join the project, although whether Warner and Marvel will allow them enough time in-between their Suicide Squad and Avengers commitments is another matter. Directed by Tate Taylor, The Girl On The Train will open in 2016, with an exact release date yet to be confirmed.