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Friday, October 07, 2016

IMTA Alum Haley Bennett in The Girl on the Train

IMTA Alum Haley Bennett is starring in the feature film The Girl on the Train opening nationwide today! From Knoxnews, "Bennett, 28, plays Megan Hipwell, a beautiful, mysterious woman who seems to have it all from the viewpoint of Rachel Watson, a divorced alcoholic passenger aboard a commuter train. Rachel (played by Emily Blunt, Young Victoria) imagines the idyllic world that the woman she sees every day on the balcony of a tony suburban home with her handsome, probably very rich husband. Megan just happens to live a couple of doors down from where Rachel used to live with her husband. That is, until he ditched her for Anna (Rebecca Hall), a beautiful real estate agent, with whom he now has a baby. As the story chugs along, viewers discover more about each of the women and how each of them are dealing with their own issues. Luke Evans, Justin Theroux and Edgar Ramirez also star.

While on the train one day, Rachel spies Megan with a man she is certain is not her husband engaging in a dalliance on her balcony. She decides to investigate. Later, Rachel turns up at her rented room bloodied and battered with almost no recollection of what has happened. A murder makes her a prime suspect but uncertainty surrounds the case, as clues are uncovered."

The Girl on the Train is based on Paula Hawkin’s 2015 novel of the same name, an immediate best-
seller that went straight to the number one slot on the NY Times list and stayed there for 13 weeks. It
stayed atop the hardcover charts in the UK, where the story is set, for longer than any other book ever. It has sold an estimated 11 million copies worldwide in just over eighteen months since its publication.

Haley competed at IMTA with Pro-Model & Talent and here's what she had to say about her IMTA experience:
“I definitely would have not been at this point and had this much background and confidence if it were not for my IMTA experience years ago. The training and interest was essential for the beginning stages of the construction for the backbone of my career and future.” –Haley Bennett

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