Book to movie adaptations have found their way into Bollywood. Few days after the announcement of adapting ‘The Fault in Stars’, comes the news that yet another book will be adapted into the movie. This time around the book in question is Paula Hawkins best seller ‘The Girl on the Train’.
Mystery thriller ‘The Girl on the Train’ became one of the best books of 2015 and was adapted in 2016 into a movie starring Emily Blunt.
Now Bollywood director Ribhu Dasgupta, who previously helmed the Amitabh Bachchan-Nawazuddin Siddique starrer Te3N, holds the official adaptation rights for the film and the book.
He has recently confirmed that actress Jacqueline Fernandez will play the lead in the movie.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, he said, “I have just finished the script. Jackie (Jacqueline) has come on board as the protagonist. While the novel had an ensemble cast, our film will revolve around her character. I have been looking forward to working with her and this seemed like a perfect project to collaborate. You get together to make a film when people think alike in many ways and when I had met her, I discovered we were on the same page”.
A source close to the project revealed, “The film will be set in a small town but the makers are yet to figure whether they will be filming in India or abroad. Ribhu and his team will begin their recce soon and will start prepping up with Jacqueline by the year end.”
Jacqueline is busy shooting for Tarun Mansukhani's Drive with Sushant Singh Rajput. She is also set to start shooting for the Salman Khan, Bobby Deol-starrer Race 3 next month.
So the movie will go on floors once Jacqueline completes her prior commitments.