Category Archives: Rumoured Projects

Jessica circling Steve Jobs biopic

The Wrap reported today that Jessica is in talks – but not confirmed for a role yet – for the Steve Jobs biopic.

Christian Bale signed to play the late Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen will play Steve Wozniak. The Film Stage believes Jessica could play Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs or mother of his first child, Chrisann Brennan.

The film is being directed by Danny Boyle, and scripted by Aaron Sorkin and is expected to follow Jobs during three stressful, high-profile product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and Apple’s 2001 debut of the iPod.

Jessica in talks to join Ridley Scott’s “The Martian:

Both Jessica Chastain and Michael Pena (End of Watch) are, according to Variety, in early talks to join Matt Damon in 20th Century Fox’s The Martian.

The Martian is based on Andy Weir’s 2012 e-book publication, which issued a print edition this past February. It is officially described as follows:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig in Early Talks for Ridley Scott’s ‘Martian’

The Hollywood Reporter – Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in very early talks for the female lead roles in Ridley Scott’s Martian, THR has confirmed.

If the deals stick, they’ll star opposite Matt Damon in the Fox film, which centers on an astronaut who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, NASA tries to mount a rescue mission.

Scott signed on to direct the project after Drew Goddard exited, due to his directing commitments for Sony’s Sinister Six, the planned Spider-Man spinoff. Scott is producing with Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood, who originally found the book the movie will be adapted from.

Goddard wrote the script for Martian based on the book by Andy Weir, which was self-published by Amazon on Sept. 27, 2012.

Jessica declines ‘Mission Impossible’ role

Deadline is reporting that female lead role for Mission Impossible: 5 is going to Rebecca Ferguson, after months of speculation circling Jessica’s name to get the role. But, The Film Stage reported that Jessica herself declined to star it. No reason has been given, but probably she has her hands full now with all upcoming films.

Rumor: Jessica, the new True Detective?

Nerdist.com reports that Oscar-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help” actress Jessica Chastain has been offered a headlining role on the second season of “True Detective,” the HBO procedural anthology series that allured audiences and commanded think pieces for the first few months of 2014. As of the report, Chastain had not accepted the role, yet.

What do you think?

Edit: This rumors was already denied by Jessica’s reps AND HBO.

Jessica Chastain Eyes ‘A Most Violent Year’

Variety is reporting that Jessica is in negotiations to co-star with Javier Bardem in “A Most Violent Year.”

J.C. Chandor is directing the pic, with Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb producing.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Chandor also penned the script.

FilmNation is handling global sales.

Chastain, who is repped by CAA and Mosaic, is currently filming Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.”

Jessica denies playing Hillary Clinton in new biopic

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star, Jessica Chastain has denied reports that she is in the running to play Hillary Clinton in the planned biopic, ‘Rodham’, which documents the politician’s time as a lawyer in the 1970s. Speaking to ‘Digital Spy‘, Chastain claimed that she only heard about being linked to Rodham online.

“No, that’s actually not true. I found out about the project online, but, yeah, there’s a lot of stuff out there.”

She also talked about her Tree of Life co-star Brad Pitt:

The great thing about Brad is he’s nice to everyone. He’s a gentleman.
I don’t believe in terms like ‘top of the bill’, and maybe Brad doesn’t [either]. He just sees everyone as equals, and that’s why we’re here tonight.

Jessica rumored for ‘Kind of Traitor’

The Film Stage is reporting that Jessica and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star “Our Kind of Traitor”, a the film adaptation of the John le Carre spy novel.

“Our Kind of Traitor, is being put together by a consortium of British producers, including Film4, Potboiler Productions and The Ink Factory.

It will be directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay by Hossein Amini. It tells the story of a young English couple who bond with a millionaire Russian businessman after a chance encounter on vacation.

Jess rep tells she has yet to receive an offer, but The Wrap still has reported it, so let keep our eyes on it.

Jessica and More Rumored for Paul Feig’s ‘Intouchables’ Remake

“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig is moving into dramatic territory with an American remake of the French smash “The Intouchables,” and buzz is building over who will take on the role that won Omar Sy the French equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar. We hear stars circling the role in the Weinstein Co. film include Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Idris Elba from “The Wire.” The story follows a wealthy, disabled man who hires a commoner caretaker. Sources say “Lawless” star Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams of “My Week With Marilyn” are in the mix for the female lead. The movie’s original French version, which is now playing in the States, hauled in $349 million internationally.

NY Post via The FilmStage

Jessica won’t be at Iron Man 3

Sad news for us geeks. Jessica announced that she won’t be able to be at Iron Man 3.

Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn’t going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I’m very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx