Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to star in the adaptation of Paula Hawkins' novel The Girl on the Train.

The 32-year-old star has entered into negotiations with Dreamworks to take the lead role in the project, according to The Wrap.

House of Cards star Kate Mara is rumoured to be taking on the other female lead role.

The Girl on the Train centres on an alcoholic divorcee who becomes embroiled in a mystery involving a young couple she watches on her train journey home each day.