Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category
We added a batch of photos of of Jessica arriving at the The Walter Kerr Theater in New York for “The Heiress”. Jessica did her final performance of the play on February 9.
Screen Daily has talked with International Universal Pictures’ president David Kosse, which opened Universal wants a sequel for ‘Mama’, due the current success of the movie in the box office. Mama is approaching $70 million at home with more to come from overseas.
But the director Andrés Muschietti gtgfisn’t interested. He told to ScreenCrush:
We sort of wore out the subject matter…I never thought this could continue. Sequels are always tricky. I know how studios think but I don’t see ‘Mama’ as something you can exploit because you’re screwing with the original. I’m really hoping to jump into some other movies right now.”
Of course it doesn’t mean there would be no more sequels. I think Universal can think about doing it without Muschietti, Del Toro or even Chastain on board.
Sony Pictures announced the details about “Zero Dark Thirty’s” Blu-Ray/DVD release. The US can get their own copy on March 19, 2013. You can already pre-order it on Amazon.com.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming combo pack release of director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 19th.
Blu-Ray Special Features:
No Small Feat – Making Zero Dark Thirty
The Compound – Tour the film’s rebuilt compound
Geared Up – Watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear
Targeting Jessica Chastain – A look at the role of Maya
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Jessica to talk about her career and of course “Zero Dark Thirty”.
For the second year in a row, the actress Jessica Chastain is Oscar-nominated for a performance in a film that is also a best picture Oscar nominee. Last year, she was a best supporting actress nominee for The Help, which was joined in the top category by another film in which she starred, The Tree of Life; this year, she is a best actress nominee for Zero Dark Thirty, for which she has already won the Critics’ Choice Award for best actress and Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama. And, for the second year in a row, she has starred in films that were number one and number two at the box-office in the same weekend. Last year, The Help and The Debt proved to be blockbusters; this year Zero Dark Thirty and Mama were big hits.
With a critical and commercial track record like that, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that the delicate-looking but ferociously ambitious 35-year-old redhead is now one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses. Her mentor Al Pacino recently told Roger Ebert, “I never saw in my career, in my entire time doing this, anyone in the business who’s not a household name yet, but so sought after as her.” So how did Chastain celebrating her recent coronation as a member of Hollywood’s A-list? By performing in eight shows a week as the title character of The Heiress on Broadway.
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Esquire has published an interview with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, in a profile that explores how he’s adjusting to civilian life after leaving SEAL Team 6 — despite receiving no pension, healthcare, or extra protection for his family from the U.S. government or the military.
He gave a few hints on what ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ was wrong on its approach to the mission that killed Bin Laden. But he also said what was right: Jessica Chastain’s performance.
The portrayal of the chief CIA human bloodhound, “Maya,” based on a real woman whose iron-willed assurance about the compound and its residents moved a government to action, was “awesome” says the Shooter. “They made her a tough woman, which she is.”
Be sure to read the whole article, it worth it.
Jessica will be part of an upcoming TimesTalk Conversation/Panel hosted by New York Times in the Los Angeles Paley Center. You can buy tickets over here.
TimesTalks – A Conversation with Jessica Chastain
Friday, February 15 at 6:00PM
at The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
For more information be sure to go to their official website.
Earlier this month LA Times has published a 30 minutes video interview with Jessica about Zero Dark Thirty, in which she talks about how Megan Ellison approached her for the role, and how she feels about playing strong women. To watch the video, just click in the image below, to be redirected to LA Times website, and check the interview in our press archive. Also, check some cute screencaptures I uploaded to the gallery.
THR is reporting that “The Heiress” will recoup it’s investments.
NEW YORK — Producers of The Heiress have announced that the Broadway revival will recoup its $3 million capitalization during its final week of performances. The limited run closes Feb. 9.
Adapted by Ruth and Augustus Goetz from the Henry James novel Washington Square, the 1947 play stars Jessica Chastain as the socially awkward daughter of a well-heeled but emotionally cold doctor in 19th century New York. Directed by Moises Kaufman, the production also stars David Strathairn, Dan Stevens and Judith Ivey.
The play drew mixed reviews but has posted steady if unspectacular grosses since opening on Nov. 1. Publicity from Chastain’s Oscar-nominated performance in Zero Dark Thirty helped bolster box office in recent weeks, along with the start of season three of Downton Abbey, in which Stevens plays the central role of Matthew Crawley.
Lead producers on The Heiress are Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland. While closing date of the limited engagement was originally scheduled for Feb. 10, the show will shutter a day early to allow Chastain to attend the BAFTA Awards in London on Sunday. She is nominated for best actress for Zero Dark Thirty, which is also up for best film.
The recoupment announcement makes The Heiress one of a very small handful of profitable new shows to debut so far in the 2012-13 Broadway season.
Variety is reporting that Jessica is confirmed for the Liv Ullmann direxted Stringberg adaptation with Colin Farrell co-starring.
Liv Ullmann is returning to the director’s chair with Jessica Chastain as her leading lady.
Ullmann will helm an adaptation of August Strindberg’s battle-of-the-sexes play “Miss Julie” that will star Chastain and Colin Farrell.
Samantha Morton is on board to co-star in the adaptation.
The original story, set in 1874 at a count’s estate in Sweden, follows a woman trying to escape an existence crampedby social mores who is suddenly drawn to a senior servant.
Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte are producing.
The role would mark the first project for the CAA- and Mosaic repped-Chastain since her Oscar nom and Golden Globe for Sony’s “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Besides “Zero Dark Thirty,” Chastain can also be seen in Universal’s “Mama,” which has made $50 million at the domestic B.O. She is currently starring in Broadway play “The Heiress.”
The CAA-repped Farrell has a busy 2013 ahead of him with roles in FilmDistrict’s “Dead Man Down,” Warner Bros.’ “A Winter’s Tale” and Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks.”
As for Ullmann, the last film the multihyphenate helmed was 2000′s Swedish pic “Faithless.” More recently, she directed Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton onstage in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 2009. The Principato-Young repped Morton was last seen in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis.”
Zero Dark Thirty is opening tomorrow on UK theaters and here’s an interview Jessica did to Bazaar UK: