A new clip for Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie was released. Watch it:
Category Archives: Projects
Deadline reported that Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington will star opposite Jessica on Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F Donovan.
Harington will play the titular American movie star, whose correspondence with an 11-year-old actor living with his mother in England is exposed, prompting ill-founded assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.
Chastain is attached to play the editrix of celebrity-dishing magazine The Gossip, who targets Donovan as his pen pal relationship is exposed in the public eye.
Dolan did an interview to Indiewire’s Thompson in which he talked about Jessica.
You already have another film in the works, “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” which stars Jessica Chastain. She fell in love with “Mommy” at Cannes and now you’re going to work together. I just love that story.
She also so generously talked about “Mommy” in the media and on Twitter. She’s just so generous to me and honest and, you know what, I had been, when we met, seeking actors and let’s be honest, Cannes had not yet happened and that was another ball game. Tthings have changed because there has been more exposure in all of this. When she wrote about “Mommy” on Twitter, I had been reaching out to people, waiting for like a year and a half. At this point when you have such a great artist like her who is not only passionate about acting, but passionate about other people, projects, who is educated, who is excited about all the aspects of filmmaking, and that person wants to work with you, I mean, you instantly want to work with her. And there was this great part, this important part in the movie where I thought I had never thought of her for “it” but it just made so much sense and now I’m just thinking about it every day. We’re going to have so much fun doing this. She’s a mega tricky villain. Like full-on bitch.
She’s great at that, but she hash’t had a real showcase to play bitchy. There are shades of that in “A Most Violent Year,” but it’s a more nuanced role.
I’m a fan of what she does and I can see all that she can do, but she has not played this part. It’s a very specific part. It’s sheer evil.
Dolan also said they’re currently casting for ‘Donovan’, and they will be shooting for 75 days in five different cities.
Jessica was all pretty in pink yesterday while attending a private screening of Interstellar at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills. I have a few HQ pictures added:
The National Board of Review announced its 2014 winners selecting J.C. Chandor’s crime drama about thuggish New Jersey-New York oil cartels, A Most Violent Year, as best film and Clint Eastwood as best director for his biopic of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper. In total, A Most Violent Year grabbed three awards — the most of any title today — including best actor for Oscar Isaac (who tied with Michael Keaton for Birdman) and best supporting actress Jessica Chastain.
In a statement, National Board of Review president Annie Schulhof exclaimed, “A Most Violent Year is an exhilarating crime drama with a compelling story, outstanding performances, and an elegant cinematic style. J.C. Chandor has given us a new and provocative perspective on the American Dream.”
The awards will be handed out on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Lara Spencer will host the event.
A new featurette of A Most Violent Year was released, containing new scenes and director J.C. Chandor remarks on how his fantastic cast came together, while Chasten and Oscar Isaac reminisce about attending school together. The video also features some input form the supporting cast, including Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo and Alessandro Nivola.
“A Most Violent Year” hits theaters December 31. Check out the featurette in our video archive.
The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 19th Annual Satellite™ Awards in the Motion Pictures and Television categories, and Interstellar scored three nominations but all in technical categories.
The film got nominations in Best Score, Visual Effects and Cinematography.
The winners will be announced in a ceremony held on February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Jessica attended a special screening for “A Most Violent Year” last night in New York and the photos have been added in our gallery:
The Indie Spirit nominations was revealed today, and Jessica Chastain got a nomination as Best Supporting Female, for her work in A Most Violent Year. The film also got nominations as Best Screenplay and Best Editing.
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Carmen Ejogo, Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The awards ceremony is traditionally held the day before the Oscar ceremony, in the case of next year, it’s Feb. 21 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. and will air live on IFC at 2 PM PT/ 5 PM. ET