The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby may look like a pretty standard romantic drama, but it has an unusual origin. The film, which is the debut of writer/director Ned Benson, originally played the Toronto Film Festival in very different form. There, it was two films, “Him” and “Her,” which together told the story of the difficult relationship between Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain), and the aftermath of a particularly difficult time in their lives.
At Cannes, the project showed up as one film, sub-titled “Them”, which picks and chooses footage from both of the original halves to merge the distinct viewpoints of the original films to create a single film that is a bit more mainstream. This first Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby trailer gives a glimmer of Chastain’s performance, which won acclaim at the festivals, but hides the core trauma that threatens to destroy the relationship between the two characters. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
With most shows, fans can depend on the lead actors to come back season after season. But with an anthology series like True Detective, all bets are off. And so for the past several months, viewers have been speculating and fantasizing about who might fill Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson‘s shoes for True Detective Season 2.
Officially, HBO hasn’t said a single peep on that front. But unofficially, a new rumor has emerged saying Jessica Chastain has been offered a lead role. Too bad it has been quickly denied by camps on both sides of the process. Get the dirt after the jump.
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The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is now online. And it is excellent.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, the film shows us a world where food is becoming scarce. So a small group of explorers heads to the heavens in an attempt to solve mankind’s ultimate problem. Co-stars include Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck and Michael Caine, among others.
This new Interstellar trailer suggests a surprisingly emotional story of a father’s love for his daughter, and the incredible lengths he’ll go to to save her. Then, we actually get to see lots of Nolan’s vision of space, which looks like a lyrical, beautiful place.
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Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
That Tom Cruise will return for Mission: Impossible 5 is a given. There’s probably a decent chance Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner will return as well. But every installment needs some fresh blood, and according to a new rumor Jessica Chastain could be the one to fill that role.
The two-time Oscar nominee is allegedly being courted for the female lead role in Mission: Impossible 5. Hit the jump for more about her possible character.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Marilyn Monroe starred in plenty of films during her lifetime, but after her death she’s appeared in even more movies as a character. Now the next actress to dot on that famous beauty mark will be Jessica Chastain. She’s just replaced Naomi Watts as the star of Andrew Dominik‘s Blonde. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
The odds of Disney remaking Brave as a live-action movie in the near future are basically zip, and thank God for that. But if such a thing came to pass, they could certainly do worse than cast Jessica Chastain in the lead role. For now, though, the Zero Dark Thirty actress will have to settle for playing the Scottish princess in a photoshoot.
The portrait of Chastain as Merida is the latest installment of Disney’s ongoing Dream Portraits ad series for their parks. It’s something of a break from tradition, in that Merida is the first original Pixar character to get her own portrait. Check it out — along with seven years’ worth of others — after the jump.
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The omnibus film Tar is based on the life and work of poet C.K. Williams, but the real attraction of the film is the cast. Jessica Chastain, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, and Bruce Campbell are among the actors who worked with twelve new directors from NYU to create a film that acts as both biopic for Williams and an exploration of his work.
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Briefly: Christopher Nolan has one more actor for his hardcore sci-fi film Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey is the chief cast member of the film that features a wormhole and alternate dimensions, and we knew that he would be joined by Anne Hathaway on “a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.”
Now Nolan has picked Jessica Chastain, the actress who has worked with directors such as Terrence Malick, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat, and who has been one of the brightest “new” talents of the past couple years. There aren’t many actors who have a resume as impressive as what Chastain has built since 2010. Deadline says that Chastain will play the film’s “third lead,” but at this point your guess about the precise nature of the three lead roles is as good as ours.
This is the place where we say that we know very little about Interstellar, other than the fact that it was put into motion by Steven Spielberg, who was interested in the theories of experimental physicist Kip Thorne, and that Jonathan Nolan wrote the first script. After Spielberg moved on and Christopher Nolan signed to direct, the elder Nolan was reported to be reworking his brother’s script to make it a bit more his own.
We can tell you to expect loads of native IMAX footage, and that Interstellar is set for release on November 7, 2014.
Guillermo del Toro‘s haunted house film Crimson Peak is quickly becoming one of the most star-studded films on the horizon. The Pacific Rim director had already cast Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam for the film, then he got Benedict Cumberbatch on board. Now he’s cast Jessica Chastain, the actress nominated for multiple Oscars, who previously worked with Del Toro on this year’s surprise hit Mama. Read More »