Emily Blunt Will Star in The Girl on the Train Adaptation

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A film adaptation of bestselling mystery, The Girl on the Train, will hit theaters Oct. 6, 2016. Emily Blunt—who is currently garnering Oscar buzz for her turn as an FBI agent fighting a Mexican drug cartel in Sicario—will star as a woman who believes that she witnessed a crime take place in a house from her train window.

Paula Hawkins’ novel was compared to Gone Girl when it hit shelves last winter. She told TIME that though there are similarities between the two stories, she was more inspired by a favorite filmmaker than another author. “It’s flattering to be compared to Gone Girl because I think Gone Girl is a great book. I actually think that atmosphere of the book is closer to Hitchcock,” she said. “But I suppose both books have a very flawed female protagonist at their heart and are women who maybe are not what they seem.”

Rebecca Ferguson, who broke out as a spy who could even kick Tom Cruise’s butt in this summer’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, has also signed on to the film. And Jared Leto and Chris Evans are in talks to join, according to Variety.

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