Luke Evans replaces Jared Leto on The Girl on the Train

  • Hindustan Times, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2015 15:03 IST
Luke Evans (AP)

Welsh actor Luke Evans has been tapped to replace Jared Leto in the upcoming adaptation of bestselling thriller, The Girl On The Train. The Oscar winner, 36, was initially slated to play the husband of a woman, played by Haley Bennett, who goes missing, but Leto was unable to commit due to a scheduling issue, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Evans joins a star-studded cast including Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Allison Janney and Emily Blunt. The Girl on the Train, written by British author Paula Hawkins, revolves around an unemployed alcoholic (Blunt), who concocts a perfect life for a couple she comes across during her daily commuter train travels.

Her life is turned upside down when she suddenly becomes involved in their real-life drama, which includes two other women, played by Bennett and Ferguson.

Leto is the second actor whose involvement with Train went off the rails due to scheduling. In October, Justin Theroux joined the cast in a part that was initially earmarked for Chris Evans.

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