According to Deadline, Disney has set a release date of October 7, 2016, for DreamWorks’ feature adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel The Girl On The Train. The film from The Help director Tate Taylor tells the story of Rachel, a divorcee who goes on a train to London and spots Scott and Megan, who seem to have the perfect life as a couple. However, events turn for the worse, with Rachel finding herself embroiled in the murder mystery. Rebecca Ferguson landed the role of Anna back in August, with Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Édgar Ramírez also in talks for roles in the film. What an exciting project for Rebecca!
On October 22, Rebecca Ferguson attended The 2015 Skin Cancer Foundation Gala in New York City. She looked stunning (when doesn’t she?), and she was accompanied by friends Olof Erlandsson and Adam Schweitzer to the event. I’ve only been able to find a few pictures, among them a picture posted on Olof’s Instagram account. Check them all out by clicking on the previews below.
Lots of pictures from one of Rebecca’s upcoming projects, Despite the Falling Snow, have been added to our photo gallery. In the film, she plays two parts – both the Cold War spy Katya, as well as her granddaughter Lauren – alongside actors such as Charles Dance, Antje Traue and Sam Reid. Despite the Falling Snow doesn’t have a scheduled release date yet, so these pictures will have to keep you occupied in the mean time.
I have added screen captures from Rebecca Ferguson’s first movie role in Strandvaskaren (also known as Drowning Ghost internationally), from 2004. She played Amanda, the girlfriend of the school’s bad boy/douche, Måns. It’s always fun looking back at older roles from Rebecca, and this isn’t an exception. She gives such a charismatic and interesting performance, even if her part is just a smaller supporting role. Click on the previews below to see the screen captures in our photo gallery.
Following the rumors of Rebecca’s possible involvement in The Snowman, more rumored projects have surfaced. So far none of them are confirmed, and they might just be wishes from the production companies, but here’s what the rumor mill is saying:
- Rebecca Ferguson is reportedly eyeing the lead role in Guernsey (aka The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie Society) with respected Brit director Mike Newell attached. That project still has some way to go but Ferguson is a fan of both the role – which has attracted the attention of A-listers like Kate Winslet in the past – and, in particular, working with Newell.
- She is also in the mix for the Prometheus sequel that Ridley Scott is prepping at Fox to go into production next year. No concrete talks have been held about that one yet but Deadline understands that the latest draft was delivered to Scott and Fox execs recently and it is, by all accounts, very strong with a peach of a major female role. Ferguson has a lot of fans at Fox, who had courted her to take the female lead in Gambit, only for the actress to go with The Girl on a Train instead.
- Lastly, there’s the possibility of another Mission: Impossible for Ferguson. The most recent installment has already grossed $680 million worldwide, making a sequel a priority for both Paramount and franchise player Tom Cruise. Ferguson’s return as the effortlessly kick-ass Ilsa would seem to be a no-brainer.
Do you think Rebecca will do any (or all) of them? And which one does sound the most exciting to you? Let us know!
According to Variety, Rebecca Ferguson is in early talks to co-star with Michael Fassbender in Working Title and Universal’s The Snowman. A fellow Swede, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy helmer Tomas Alfredson, will direct the film written by Soren Sveistrup. The Snowman revolves around Harry Hole (played by Fassbender), a detective who has been featured in 10 of Jo Nesbo’s novels. Described as a loose cannon in the Oslo police force, Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Rebecca’s involvement isn’t a sure-thing just yet, but both sides are apparently keen on closing the deal soon, in order to firm up a January start-date.