Luke Evans has joined the cast of “The Girl On The Train” in a role that was previously attached to Jared Leto.
Leto was in negotiations to play the part but his deal never took due to scheduling issues.
The film centres on hard-drinking recent divorcee Rachel Wilson (Emily Blunt), who spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple that live in a house that her train passes every day. When Rachel hears that Megan (Haley Bennett), the wife, has gone missing, she tries to find out what happened.
Rebecca Ferguson plays Anna, the former mistress and now new wife of Rachel’s ex husband Tom, while Evans will play Megan’s husband.
Justin Theroux, Jared Leto and Edgar Ramirez are also attached to the film.
Tate Taylor is directing from a script Erin Cressida Wilson adapted from Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel.
“The Girl on the Train” will release on October 7.
The news comes via THR.