Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary) is adapting Paula Hawkins’ hot-button novel Girl On The Train for DreamWorks and Marc Platt. Wilson, who most recently co-wrote Men, Women And Children with Jason Reitman, is close to delivering her first draft.
The novel, pre-emptively acquired by Dreamworks and Platt in March, is getting a lot of buzz as one of 2015’s most eagerly anticipated titles. The Hitchcockian thriller, the latest in a recent line of complex female protagonists, is about a young woman who becomes entangled in a murder investigation because of what she witnesses on her daily commute.
Marc Platt is producing through his company Marc Platt Productions. He is in post on Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks.
Girl On The Train is Paula Jenkins’ debut novel. She previously worked as a journalist, including the deputy personal finance editor of The Times in London. She is repped by RWSG Agency, Lizzy Kremer and Georgina Ruffhead at David Higham Associates. Wilson is represented by CAA and Julie Bloom of Art/Work Entertainment. Her attorneys are Joe Dapello and Nancy Rose of Schreck Rose.