Jared Leto, Chris Evans circling 'The Girl on the Train' (Exclusive)
Jared Leto and Chris Evans are in talks to join the high-wattage cast of "The Girl on the Train," Dreamworks' adaptation of the Paula Hawkins best-seller.
Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett are already on board the project, which centers on a woman named Rachel, to be played by Blunt, who, jobless and an alcoholic, spends her daily train ride fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes.
After coming home one night covered in blood and unable to remember much from a black-out drinking episode, she begins to realize that she may have witnessed or been involved in a crime.
Ferguson is playing Anna, the former mistress and current wife of Rachel's ex-husband. Bennet is set to play Megan, a married neighbor with whom the ex is having an affair and who (dum, dum, du-u-um!) goes missing.
Evans would play Tom, the ex-husband, Leto would play the neighbor's husband, but sources say one stumbling block to an eventual deal is scheduling for both actors.
Tate Taylor is directing the project, which as a script by Erin Cressida Wilson. Marc Platt is producing the film, which will be executive produced by Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas.
Leto, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, next stars as the Joker in Warner Bros.'s anti-hero super hero movie, Suicide Squad.
Evans, repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment, just wrapped shooting Captain America: Civil War.
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