Jacqueline Fernandez to play lead in Hindi remake of The Girl On The Train
Jacqueline Fernandez, who is presently riding high along the success of Judwaa 2 has given her nod for the official Hindi remake of the 2016 American mystery drama The Girl On The Train.
The Hollywood movie was based on the 2015 best seller of the same name by Paula Hawkins. She will be stepping into Emily Blunt‘s shoes in the redo.
The director Ribhu Dasgupta, who previously helmed the Amitabh Bachchan-Nawazuddin Siddique starter Te3N, holds the official adaptation rights for the movie and the script. He confirmed Jacqueline as his leading lady for this author-backed role.
Agreeing to a report in Mumbai Mirror, he stated, “I have just completed the book. Jackie (Jacqueline) has come on board as the champion. While the novel had an ensemble character, our movie will revolve about her case. I have been looking ahead to work with her and this seemed like a perfect task to collaborate. You get together to establish a cinema when people think alike in many ways and when I had seen her, I found out we were on the same page”
The original film is close to how an alcoholic divorcee, played by very talented Blunt, used to get intrigued by a couple resting in a home near the railway track as she changes back home.
She is sucked into their lives, especially when the wife goes missing, and the husband ends up being the prime suspect.
A source near to the project revealed, “The film will be set in a small town, but the makers are so far to see whether they will be filming in India or overseas”.
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.