Welcome to Jessica Chastain Network, the original and most complete fansite dedicated to Oscar nominated actress Jessica Chastain.
You may know Jessica from her roles in movies as Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Mama, Lawless, or the acclaimed Tree of Life, Zero Dark Thirty and The Help.

Jessica has first appeared on the public eyes during 2011 Cannes, when a very shy and beautiful redhead was being guided by Brad Pitt and Sean Penn on the red carpet. In a few months her career exploded, with seven movies being released in sequel and her first Oscar nomination coming right after. Today, it's nearly impossible you never have heard about her.

Our goal is to provide fans an up to date source for Miss Chastain with news, a comprehensive content, and a picture gallery with over 30.000 paparazzi free pictures and counting. Thank you for visiting!
25
Jul

I’ve added three new production stills of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, courtesy of Yahoo Movies HK.

3
Jul

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will screen ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’, Screendaily is reporting.

Also, instead of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, KVIFF will present both original parts of the story directed by Ned Benson – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. The previously scheduled screening on July 4 is cancelled.

27
Jun

The trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them has arrived and finally we have a proper look at it, after months of waiting!

Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby will be in theaters on September 26th.

22
May

Vulture did a great interview with Jessica Chastain while in Cannes, as you can read below:

What’s it been like for you to have Him and Her cut into one movie?
It’s tough because, to be honest, they were envisioned as Him and Her — the idea of the male perspective and the female perspective. But, you know, in thinking about it, it’s like, okay, Olivier Assayas made a great film called Carlos that’s five hours long, and that’s the one I saw. There’s also a two-hour version of it that’s also really good, and most Americans saw the two-hour version. [Laughs] So it’s a situation like that. We saw the choices. The audience will be given the opportunity. They can see Him and Her, or they can see Them.

What’s your recommendation?
Well, for the cinephiles and the people who really want to commit, I would definitely say, “See Him and Her.” It’s the full experience.

21
May

Deadline.com – After a 10-minute standing ovation at its Cannes premiere this week,elean Harvey Weinstein is going to make a big awards-season push on The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, and in particular the performances of Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Following that thunderous ovation and glowing reviews, Weinstein told his marketing team it has been a long time since he’d seen performances like these, and that they were to start working on the Oscar campaign strategy and go for it.

The new strategy will be to release the Ned Benson-directed film on September 26 at the start of awards-season films. I mean Them, the version that played Cannes, the one that Benson cut to tell a straight narrative story. Some six weeks later into Oscar season, TWC will release Him and Her, the two versions of the love story that played to acclaim at Toronto last fall.

20
May

AP News – Years ago at a film festival, Jessica Chastain saw a short by Ned Benson and chased him down to say she wanted to work with him.

“I was his first fan,” she says.

When Benson later penned a script about a man’s relationship with his wife before and after a tragic event, Chastain urged him to develop a female perspective: “It was just me wanting equal opportunity,” she says, flashing a smile.

The result was Benson’s innovatively structured feature debut “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” which is essentially three films: “Him” (the tale from the point of view of Connor Ludlow, played by James McAvoy), “Her” (centered on his wife, Eleanor Rigby, played by Chastain) and “Them” (a two-hour fusion of both).

After “Him” and “Her” premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival, “Them” debuted this week at the Cannes Film Festival. The combined version, which Chastain also produced, opens in theaters in September.

Cannes is where the twice Oscar-nominated Chastain emerged in Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or-winning “Tree of Life,” a breakout that announced Chastain as an uncommonly gifted actress, seemingly fully formed from the start. In an interview, she reflected on the distance she’s traveled between “Tree of Life” and “Eleanor Rigby.”

AP: How is to be back where your career essentially started?

Chastain: What I’m having trouble understanding is that was only three years ago. It feels like it was years and years and years ago. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’ve had so much experience the last three years. But I love coming to Cannes because that premiere for “Tree of Life” was my debut to the world as an actress. It changed my life for the better. It was one of the great, great moments of my life.

20
May

The Hollywood Reporter – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, bringing back together director Ned Benson and stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Jess Weixler. For the trio, it’s not just a reunion of the cast but a reunion of friends.

The actresses and director forged their bonds of friendship over more than a decade. Chastain and Weixler became friends when they both studied at Juilliard, and Chastain and Benson met long before she became a star for her work in Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty.

Chastain had even attended the Berlin Film Festival with Weixler when the Good Wife actress had a film, Teeth, in the fest.

“Jess is like my sister in real life,” says Chastain. “She went to the Berlin Film Festival, and I went to the festival with her, and I carried her coat on the red carpet and supported her.”

And then it reversed when Weixler went with Chastain to Cannes for the first time two years ago.

“When I came here for Tree of Life, she videotaped me on the red carpet,” Chastain says with a smile.

18
May