Is Hollywood's Attitude Shifting Toward Female Leads?
Emily Blunt has reportedly been offered the lead role in "The Girl on the Train," which could reflect a shift toward more female leads.By Lexie Hammesfahr | June 4, 2015
Emily Blunt has reportedly been offered the lead role in "The Girl on the Train," a source exclusively told The Wrap.
The film is based on the fastest-selling adult novel in history. Over 2 million copies have been sold in the U.S. after its January release. And it's remained on The New York Times bestseller list for 19 weeks.
But let's clarify something: This isn't an adult novel like "50 Shades of Grey" but instead a domestic noir book, which focuses on the darker side of seemingly perfect home or family experiences — a theme usually intended for more mature readers.