Justin Theroux in Talks to Replace Chris Evans in 'Girl on the Train'

The 'Leftovers' actor is expected to play an on-screen ex of Emily Blunt's character in the adaptation of Paula Hawkins' bestseller.

AceShowbiz - %cJustin Theroux% is eying a role in "The Girl on the Train (2017)" from "The Help" helmer Tate Taylor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The Leftovers" actor is in negotiations to fill in the vacant spot left by %cChris Evans% in the adaptation of Paula Hawkins' best-selling novel of the same name.

The husband of %cJennifer Anniston% will join the cast members that includes %cEmily Blunt%, %cRebecca Ferguson (II)%, %cJared Leto%, %cHaley Bennett%, and %cEdgar Ramirez%. Blunt is attached to play the lead female and Theroux is tapped as her ex-husband.

The story revolves around a woman who spends her daily train ride fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple living in a house that she passes. She later finds herself involved in a mystery revolving around the married couple. The film is planned for 2017 release.

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