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.
Variety – Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) will be feted at Deauville American Film Festival with a tribute.
Previous Deauville honorees include Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, Robin Wright and Naomi Watts.
“Through her successive roles, (Chastain) has confirmed her emotional capacity to grab the limelight like no one since Nicole Kidman, and the Festival presented her with its “New Hollywood” award.(…) We salute her grace and talent, and the beauty of the truth she brings to her performance, which Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro will raise to new heights in their forthcoming films,” said Bruno Barde, Deauville’s artistic director.
Added Barde, “The tribute is a token of our affection, admiration, recognition and esteem for the talent of the recipient. For the past few years, we have been paying tribute to those actresses who embody the cinema of today, and who will form the legacy of tomorrow.”
Chastain has been on Deauville’s radar since her performance in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” She received the festival’s New Hollywood award in 2011, the release year of “Take Shelter,” which won Deauville’s Grand Prize.
The star’s upcoming movies include “A Most Violent Year,” Del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” “Miss July” and Nolan’s “Interstellar.”
Theater Mania – Further casting has been announced for the Public Theater’s free one-night-only event, Public Forum: Shakespeare in America, scheduled for Monday, June 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Whitney Bashor, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, author E.L. Doctorow, Jackie Hoffman, Justin Levine, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, and Micah Stock join the previously announced roster, which includes performances by poet Elizabeth Alexander, Sarah Amengual, Alec Baldwin, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, Brian Dennehy, Colman Domingo, Colin Donnell, Michael Friedman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, André Holland, Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, James Earl Jones, singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt, Cynthia Nixon, Annie-B Parson, Steven Pasquale, Bryce Pinkham, Caesar Samoyoa, poet Vijay Seshadri, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The evening will celebrate Shakespeare and the newly released Library of America book Shakespeare in America, which is edited by Public Theater Shakespeare-Scholar-in-Residence James Shapiro. Highlights will include James Earl Jones reading a scene from Othello, which he performed on the Delacorte stage 50 years ago; Alec Baldwin reading scenes from Macbeth, and an account of Abraham Lincoln’s Shakespearean dreams; E.L. Doctorow reading a landmark piece of American writing on Shakespeare; and Steven Pasquale singing as Tony in the “Tonight” duet from West Side Story.
Check at publictheater.org website how to get your tickets!
Jessica shared this picture on her social media on Saturday (21), so it seems a new photoshoot for Interview magazine is coming.