Nov 7th, 2011

Jessica Chastain will take on the role of Princess Diana in the upcoming film Caught in Flight.

The 30-year-old actress will film scenes all over the world, IndieWire reports, including locations in Pakistan, Angola, and the south of France.

Caught in Flight is about Diana’s secret relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan, who was said to be the love of her life.

Pre-production on the film is scheduled to begin in March.


Sep 26th, 2011

Jessica Chastain just keeps getting busier!

The 30-year-old actress, who most recently appeared in The Help, Coriolanus, The Debt, and Take Shelter, has been cast as one of two female leads in Universal’s untitled sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise.

“Previously titled Oblivion and/or Horizons, pic revolves around a soldier stationed on a future Earth, the surface of which was destroyed by aliens. When he discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off a chain of events that cause him to question everything he knows,” Variety reports.

source: Just Jared

Sep 3rd, 2011

Jessica Chastain graces the cover of Los Angeles Times magazine’s September 4th issue.

The 30-year-old The Help actress is featured on one of four covers, which also feature True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll, Fright Night’s Imogen Poots, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Here is what the ladies had to share with the mag:

Jessica on how she approaches each role: “You know, over the past four years, I’ve made 11 films, and I always approach things with the idea of, ‘Who’s going to be my teacher on this set? What am I gonna learn?’ I never think about how much money I’m going to make or if a movie is going to make me famous. I just think, ‘How is this a master class for me right now?’”

Deborah on still going for auditions: “Yes, True Blood is a hit, and more people are aware of me, but I still audition for everything—I just get better auditions. On the other hand, I’m not being handed anything. I’m still workin’ pretty hard.”

Imogen on not being chased by paparazzi: “Oh my God, the paparazzi here have no clue. I’ve never had a run-in. I’m sure they just think I’m some sort of road sign.”

Mary on her character in the upcoming remake of The Thing: “I don’t have a lot of friends who relate to the girls walking around in Daisy Dukes. I don’t relate to it, and I don’t relate to the rom-com girl crying into her Ben & Jerry’s, either. But this character is strong, smart and takes care of herself. When I saw the script, I knew it was something I could not say no to.”


Jun 27th, 2011

MTV News caught up with lead actress Jessica Chastain recently to get her take on Malick’s process and we asked her how the film has evolved since they wrapped production.

“I saw the film about a year ago,” Chastain told us. “I’ve seen it now four times, and I’m convinced that [Malick] added new stuff. I’m like, ‘You’re still tinkering with this.’ People are telling me I’m wrong,” she laughed. “Which kind of goes to show if you’ve seen it four times, you probably haven’t seen everything in it.”

When asked to pinpoint specific scenes or moments that were special for her during filming but didn’t survive the final edit, Chastain recalled a random encounter with a butterfly. “Sometimes … when you’re shooting a moment, you think, ‘Aw, this is incredible,’ that happened a lot on ‘Tree of Life,’ ” she said, adding that the scene in which a butterfly lands on her hand was a total accident. “I could not believe that we captured that,” she said. “A butterfly has never before in my life landed on my hand, but in a Terrence Malick movie, he makes it happen.”

Read more at MTV

Dec 14th, 2010

Actress Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of the upcoming drama The Wettest County in the World, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jessica Chastain will play the love interest of Tom Hardy’s character in the John Hillcoat production. Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf star as the Bondurant brothers, who take up bootlegging during Prohibition, carving out their own form of the American Dream. Jessica Chastain’s character is said to come from the big city, where she was connected to gangsters, although she now lives in a small Virginia town.

John Hillcoat is directing from a script by Nick Cave, adapted from the Matt Bondurant novel which was loosely based on the exploits of Bondurant’s grandfather and his two great uncles.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing for Red Wagon Productions. The producers are eyeing a February 2011 start date for principal photography.

The Wettest County in the World comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain. The film is directed by John Hillcoat.