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‘Mission: Impossible’ Star Rebecca Ferguson Boards ‘The Girl on the Train’

Rebecca Ferguson is negotiating to join the DreamWorks’ thriller “The Girl On The Train” opposite Emily Blunt.

Ferguson, the breakout star from “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” who played agent Ilsa Faust, will play the role of a married woman in the adaptation of “The Girl on the Train.” Blunt The story centers on another woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day.

Tate Taylor came on baord to direct in May. DreamWorks acquired movie rights to Hawkins’ debut novel last year prior to publication and set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt for the screen. Marc Platt will produce the film, while Jared LeBoff of Marc Platt Prods. will serve as executive producer.

Ferguson is represented by ICM Partners, Charles Collier at Tavistock-Wood and Laura Munsterhjelm at Actors in Scandinavia.

“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” starring Tom Cruise, has earned over $400 million at the global box office.

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The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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