Date: 22nd September 2015

Emily Blunt: Girl on the Train 'to stay British'.

Emily Blunt says her character in the film adaptation of The Girl on the Train will remain British - even though the action has moved to New York.

Blunt will play the girl of the title - an alcoholic divorcee who fantasises about a couple she sees from her train.

The film, directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, is set for release in 2016.

Blunt told the BBC: "It's moved to New York but I'm going to play her as British, that was a decision Tate and I made recently."
The star, who was in London to promote her latest film, Sicario (2015), said she wanted to make the role of Rachel her own.
"I try not to get weighed down with what people are going to think of me," she said. "I'm going to have my own take on it."

Source: Press Release