Emily Blunt shopping in West Hollywood on August 27, 2015.
Tom Cruise is pushing for a sequel to ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
Told MTV News: “I pitched it to [‘Rogue Nation’ director and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ screenwriter Christopher] McQuarrie and [‘Edge of Tomorrow’ director] Doug [Liman]. We were there one night and I was like, I’ve got an idea for it…it could be so much fun…”
Cruise won’t do it without Emily Blunt, though, and gives her a lot of credit for the film being so good. He’s already approached her about it and she seems open to the idea once she’s free: “Gotta get Emily. I was like Emily, please. She was like, ‘give me another year, please.'”
Despite great reviews and a strong push by film critics, ‘Edge’ underperformed at the domestic box office. It was word-of-mouth that helped the film cross $100-million mark. It did better internationally ($369M). If Cruise gets Blunt, a screenwriter, and a director to commit, the sequel will likely happen.
In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Emily Blunt is in talks to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of Paula Hawkins‘ runaway best-seller The Girl on the Train.
The London-set film, which will be directed by Tate Taylor, offers three meaty roles for actresses. Blunt, who is British, would play the story’s primary narrator, a jobless alcoholic who, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily train ride fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that she passes. But after coming home one night covered in blood and unable to remember much from a black-out drinking episode, she begins to realize that she may have witnessed or been involved in a crime.
Marc Platt is producing the film, which will be executive produced by Jared LeBoff.
DreamWorks acquired the rights to the fiercely contested novel in 2014, prior to the book’s publication. The Girl on the Train went on to top the New York Times best-seller list for a dozen weeks. Two million copies of the book have been sold, according to DreamWorks.
Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) is adapting the screenplay.
The book has drawn comparisons to Gone Girl, given that it is a thriller told from the perspective of an unreliable narrator.
Blunt received rave reviews in Cannes for her star turn in Denis Villeneuve‘s Sicario, which will be released by Lionsgate on Sept. 18. She also nabbed a supporting actress Golden Globe earlier this year for the Rob Marshall musical Into the Woods.
She is repped by CAA, The Artists Partnership in the U.K. and attorney David Weber.