The Girl on the Train is a 2016 American mystery thriller drama film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Blunt (A QUIET PLACE), Rebecca Ferguson (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT), Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux (CHARLIE’S ANGELS 2), Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez (POINT BREAK) and Lisa Kudrow (FRIENDS).
The film follows an alcoholic divorcée who becomes involved in a missing persons investigation. Principal photography began on November 4, 2015, in New York City. Produced by Marc Platt and DreamWorks Pictures, The Girl on the Train was the first film to be distributed by Universal Pictures, as part of DreamWorks’ new distribution deal via Amblin Partners. The film premiered in London on September 20, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States on October 7, 2016. The film was a box office success, grossing $173 million worldwide but received mixed reviews. © Universal Pictures. This project was completed under the name of Iconisus L&Y. It is part of the Iconisus portfolio. Dreamogram is a new separate entity and not a continuation of Iconisus.