Actor Parineeti Chopra has been finalised for the Hindi remake of Tate Taylor’s 2016 thriller The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt. The announcement of the untitled project was confirmed by film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The film will be directed by Ribhu Daspugta, and produced by Reliance Entertainment. Shooting of the film will begin in July 2019 and it is expected to release in 2020.
Parineeti Chopra is currently shooting for the Saina Nehwal biopic while Ribhu Dasgupta is directing Netflix’s original series Bard of Blood.
Shibasish Sarkar, group CEO of Reliance Entertainment, shared the news: “Not only is The Girl On The Train, one of the best psychological thrillers but also a heartwarming story of the female protagonist and her discovery of life. We have procured the rights of the book and the film and will be adapting it from an Indian storytelling perspective. Amblin will be a partner in this film.”
Pawl Hawkins’s 2015 bestseller, The Girl on The Train was adapted into the 2016 film by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures. Blunt, who was the lead in the film, received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in Leading Role (Female).
Chopra will play an alcoholic divorcée who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation in the film. The actor had earlier played an addict in Vinil Mathew’s experimental romance film, Hasee Toh Phasee, along side Siddhart Malhotra.
A post shared by the 30-year-old actor on Twitter said: “Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of The Girl On The Train official Hindi remake.”
Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of #TheGirlOnTheTrain‘s official Hindi remake.@ribhudasgupta @RelianceEnt @amblin #DreamWorksPictures #TheGirlOnTheTrain pic.twitter.com/0cNNzbc3IL
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 24, 2019
Parineeti Chopra made her debut with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, as supporting cast, but was officially cast as lead in Ishaqzaade along side Arjun Kapoor. She is a critic’s favourite actor and also has great fan following among the audience.
ANNOUNCEMENT… Parineeti Chopra to star in the official #Hindi remake of mystery-thriller #TheGirlOnTheTrain… The film – not titled yet – starts in July 2019 in #UK… Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta… Produced by Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Entertainment… 2020 release. pic.twitter.com/RybT3wt8Sh
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 24, 2019