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20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson, The Girl on the Train

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DreamWorks Pictures

If you’ve read The Girl on the Train then you know that the main character, Rachel Watson, has a lot going on. She’s divorced, her husband has moved on, and she’s become an alcoholic with obsessive tendencies. She also frequently blacks out, is irresponsible and a blatant stalker. This should’ve been an easy task for seasoned actress Emily Blunt to knock out of the park, but it just didn’t work out. The movie featured a few changes, such as location, which contributed to the film’s poor showing and the character was much less disheveled and extreme on the screen compared to on paper. We needed a level of messy that The Devil Wears Prada actress didn’t deliver, and her co-stars couldn’t help her out.

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