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‘The Huntsman’ will be released on Friday (April 22) in the United States and Jessica is expected to make an appearance on various talk shows. The current schedule can be found below, be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. We will update this posts if more appearances get announced.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
We 4/20: Jessica Chastain, Kumail Nanjiani, Of Monsters & Men
The Ellen Degeneres Show
We 4/20: Jessica Chastain, Meghan Trainor
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Th 4/21: Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain
The 2016 MTV Movie Awards have announced their roster of presenters for this year’s show and Jessica is among them alongside her ‘Huntsman’ co-stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. Other presenters include Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid. According to the seating arrangement Jessica will sit close to Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie and Jesse Eisenberg. The 2016 MTV Movie Awards will air on April 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Be sure to come back later on for our coverage!
The Film Independent Spirit Awards presenters have announced their roster of presenters for this year’s show and Jessica is among them . She will be joined by Patricia Arquette, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel, Cate Blanchett, Emilia Clarke, Idris Elba, Chelsea Handler, Matthew Jacobs, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Rami Malek, Rooney Mara, Keegan Michael Key, Nate Parker, Freida Pinto, Bel Powley, Mark Ruffalo, Jason Segel, JK Simmons, Mya Taylor, Juno Temple, Jacob Trembley
The Film Independent Spirit Awards are held today, February 27 at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET on IFC and watch them present this year’s awards. Be sure to come back later this weekend for our coverage!
The Wrap is reporting that Jessica has been offered the lead in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut “Molly’s Game”. She is still figuring out her schedule and has not accepted or declined the offer yet according to The Wrap.
Set in the world of high-stakes poker, the film is based on the memoir by Molly Bloom that Sorkin adapted himself. Bloom was a world-class skier who, after failing to make the Olympics, took a year off before law school and accepted a job as a waitress in Los Angeles. She put her entrepreneurial skills to good use and eventually found her way into running high-stakes poker games for Hollywood’s elite for eight years before the FBI brought her down.
Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs” collaborator Mark Gordon will produce with Amy Pascal, the former Sony executive who distributed Chastain’s acclaimed drama “Zero Dark Thirty.” Leopoldo Gout is also a producer on the high-profile project.
Jessica has joined the advisory board of a newly launched female-empowerment production company We Do It Together. Variety is reporting the following story the first film will be announced in May. It was announced earlier this week that Jessica launched her own production company Freckle Films, as we reported earlier this week.
Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Juliette Binoche and Catherine Hardwicke have joined production company We Do It Together to produce films and TV that boost the empowerment of women.
The nonprofit is planning to develop a slate of “inspiring” films by and about women to ensure future opportunities for known and emerging voices within the industry. The first film will be announced in May at the Cannes Film Festival.
The board of directors includes producer Albert Berger; DDA Partner Dana Archer; the Gersh Agency’s Sandra Lucchesi; Mosaic manager Paul Nelson; producer-director Carol Polakoff; producer Shelby Stone; producer-philanthropist Chiara Tilesi; and “Septembers of Shiraz” writer-producer Hanna Weg.
The advisory board includes Chastain, Latifah, Binoche and Harwicke along with Freida Pinto; director Hany Abu-Assad; actress Zhang Ziyi; “Belle” director Amma Asante; “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller; “City of God” director Katia Lund; “Elles” director Ma?gorzata Szumowska; actress Alysia Reiner; National Humanities Medal honoree Henry Louis Gates; and “Wadjda” director Haifaa Al-Mansour.
Jessica launched her own production company: Freckle Films. Deadline is reporting that Freckle Films opted two books.
Jessica Chastain has launched Freckle Films, a new production venture, and inked a first look overhead deal with Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s transatlantic financing-production banner Maven Pictures. The two companies have already optioned two books: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister and Camille Pagan’s novel, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.
The Magician’s Lie tells the story of a famous female illusionist named Ada, who is suspected of killing her husband after the dead body of a man is found inside of one of her stage props. A young police officer, Virgil Fecht, manages to track down the female magician and take her into his custody. Over the course of one night, Ada must recount her life story in order to prove her innocence.
In Life and Other Near Death Experiences, Libby Miller discovers she has an aggressive form of cancer and that her husband, Tom, is secretly gay on the same day. Libby immediately drops everything in her life, including Tom, and takes a trip to Puerto Rico where she meets a man named Shiloh, who gives her a new perspective on life and getting treatment.
Jessica is currently back in the United States to promote the upcoming release of Crimson Peak. She will make an appearance on various talk show and and overview can be found below (via InterBride):
LIVE with Kelly and Michael
Tu 10/13: Jessica Chastain, Gabrielle Union, guest co-host Ciara
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Th 10/15: Tom Hanks, Jessica Chastain, Pentatonix
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Fr 10/16: Jimmy Kimmel, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Guillermo Del Toro, Beach House
We will edit this post when more appearances are announced and be sure to check back later for our coverage!
Jessica is on cover of Vogue Japan on its August issue, alongside Ricardo Tisci, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner and models Jamie Bochert, Joan Smalls, Mica Arganaraz, and Akimoto Kozue. Scans will be up asap, meanwhile check the video Jessica shared on her instagram:
Jessica Chastain, Kevin Hart, Viola Davis and Chris Pine have been added to the roster of presenters at the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy announced on Wednesday.
Also scheduled to present during the show: Ben Affleck, Naomi Watts, Shirley MacLaine and Miles Teller.
Previously announced presenters include Jennifer Aniston, David Oyelowo, Sienna Miller, Kerry Washington, Chris Pratt, John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Hutcherson, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep and last year’s acting winners: Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto.
The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
Indiewire is reporting that Jessica Chastain has joined Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the director’s first English language feature. Dolan describes the film as “the story of an American movie star with everything working out for him who has a secretive correspondence with an 11 year old in London.”
It was this friend of mine — a journalist — who had brought to my attention that Jessica Chastain had seen ‘Mommy’ in Cannes and had liked it and tweeted about it. I went back and scrolled down the tweets and there was this lovely tweet where Jessica was saying that she had liked ‘Mommy.’ It dawned on me that I should ask Jessica about playing the ‘villain’ role in ‘John F. Donovan,’. There is this character of the editor-in-chief of a gossip magazine. The movie really is a satire of the business — more dramatic than humorous. And there’s this antagonistic figure that wants to ruin the lives of ever star, especially that of the lead character in ‘John F. Donovan.’ And I reached out to Jessica and she read the script. She read the script and loved it, and we got along like hotcakes. That’s basically it. I can already foresee all the pleasure we’ll have working together.
“The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” will start shooting in 2015 in Montreal, New York, Miami, England and Eastern Europe.