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After a long wait and some major reshuffle in the primary cast, filmmaker Ribhu Dasgupta is finally gearing up to start his upcoming directorial venture, which is an official remake of Hollywood film, The Girl On The Train. When the project first made it to the headlines in 2018, Jacqueline Fernandez was set to play the female lead in it. However, the actress quit the movie later and Parineeti Chopra was brought onboard as her replacement.

 

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The latest update on the project is that the makers have reportedly signed on talented actor Avinash Tiwary to join the cast alongside Parineeti Chopra. Tiwary came to limelight after delivering an intense performance in Ekta Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali’s romantic film, Laila Majnu (2018). If reports are to be believed, he will play the character of Parineeti Chopra’s ex-husband in the remake. The role was played by Justin Theroux in the original.

 

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Spilling some beans on the development, a trade source informs an Indian daily, “Avinash has a great screen presence, and the makers needed an actor who also did not have too much of an image, as it is principally a female-driven subject and the male should not have any audience sympathy at any point.”

 

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According to reports, The Girl On The Train remake will begin production next month in England. The makers are yet to lock the official release date of the film. However, if all goes well, the movie may hit the silver screen in the first half of 2020.

More details on the project are awaited.