The Girl on the Train’s journey isn’t over yet—and it’s making international stops.
As Variety noted back in April, the new film is being produced by Indian company Reliance Entertainment, which co-produced the 2016 American movie adaptation starring Emily Blunt. Reliance’s group CEO, Shibasish Sarkar, tweeted a photo of a clapboard noting “Shot No. 01” and “Take No. 01” on August 3, with the message “Start of a journey !! All the best !!”
Each version of the The Girl on the Train—which tells the story of a troubled woman who investigates a stranger’s disappearance—has had a different setting. The original novel was set in the London area, the first film took place in New York state, and it appears that the new adaptation will be similarly hyperlocal.
The lead, Parineeti Chopra, has starred in several Hindi-language films and comes from a family of successful actors; her cousin, Priyanka Chopra, starred in the hit American spy-thriller series Quantico. Director Ribhu Dasgupta comes to this project straight from another adaptation—the Netflix original series Bard of Blood, which will hit screens in September. It’s based on the debut espionage novel by Bilal Siddiqi.
Reliance has co-produced several other recent American film adaptations in recent years, including The House with a Clock In Its Walls, from the children’s book by John Bellairs; and both A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey, from the novels by W. Bruce Cameron.
David Rapp is the senior Indie editor.