The Girl on the Train

, based on the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins, has finally released its gripping first trailer.

The book-to-screen adaptation features Emily Blunt as Rachel, an alcoholic divorcee who reimagines the life of a couple while taking the train to work every day. But things quickly start to go wrong when a woman mysteriously disappears and Rachel is brought into question.

Emily Blunt in a scene from the movie The Girl On The Train.
Emily Blunt in a scene from the movie The Girl On The Train.

In the trailer, Blunt appears teary and worn-out. Director Tate Taylor, who directed 2011's The Help, told Entertainment Weekly last year that "you can't avoid the puns with this movie - she's a train wreck".

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Blunt is also joined on the cast by Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, and Edgar Ramirez.

Emily Blunt in a scene from the movie The Girl On The Train.
Emily Blunt in a scene from the movie The Girl On The Train.

The Girl on the Train

is Hawkins' debut novel, her mystery thriller topping the list for Amazon's best-selling book in 2015.

The film adaptation will hit theatres later this year.

- nzherald.co.nz