It’s a known factor in Hollywood that one success begets many imitators. Particularly prevalent in movie marketing this dash to bask in the afterglow of a nuclear level of commercial triumph often works against those who are placed in the shadow.
Gone Girl was a roaring success, and while not the most original film of 2014 it was a very neatly plotted thriller with some engaging performances and a cold, tight grip from David Fincher. With an absence of surprise comes The Girl on the Train, Tate Taylor adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestseller, which is being touted loudly as this year’s Gone Girl.
So here arrives the new trailer, which turned up this morning with apparently scant regard for giving much of the plot away in its two and half minutes. What it does do is set up the ever-impressive Emily Blunt as the centre of emotional and procedural investigation of a women’s death.
Here’s your trailer,