The Girl on the Train makes a stop-off at the cinema

DREAMWORKS

Dreamworks has picked up the rights to Paula Hawkins’ novel “The Girl on the Train”, reports Variety.

The thriller centres on a young woman who is thrust into the midst of a murder investigation after becoming a witness on her daily commute.

Marc Platt is set to produce the project through his Marc Platt Productions banner.

The novel is Hawkins’ first to be published after having worked in journalism for 10 years.

Transworld (Random House’s UK crime/thriller imprint) has acquired the UK publishing rights for a 2015 release while Penguin has the US publishing rights.