March 19th, 2015
Deadline is reporting that director John Madden is in talks to direct “Ms. Sloane” and they are also reporting that Jessica is being eyed for the lead.
Director John Madden, coming off the success of helming his sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is in negotiations to direct Ms. Sloane, an original script from first-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera that centers on a lobbyist who takes on the powerful gun lobby to push through federal gun control legislation.
This is early days on this project, which would be produced and financed by FilmNation Entertainment. I’m hearing, though, that if the deal is made, the first call will be to Jessica Chastain, who co-starred with Madden on his 2010 drama The Debt. She would play the lead, the seasoned lobbyist who, with her small team of politicos, attempts to pass the hot-button legislation into federal law while going up against well-financed and unscrupulous members of the gun lobby.
March 10th, 2015
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 2015 Saturn Awards. The awards, which honor achievements in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film and television, will be presented on June 25. Interstellar received a total of 10 nominations, including Best Supporting Actress to Jessica!
Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Jessica Chastain, Interstellar
Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Evangeline Lily, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Also, A Most Violent Year received a nomination for Best Independent Film Release. Check on Entertainment Weekly the full list of nominees.
February 25th, 2015
Various media outlets, including Variety, are reporting that Jessica has closed a deal to join “The Huntsman” spinoff:
Jessica Chastain has closed a deal to join Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron in Universal’s “The Huntsman.”
Emily Blunt is also set to join the cast. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing the pic, with Joe Roth producing and Palak Patel exec producing.
Plot details are vague beyond that the film reveals how the fates of two characters, the Huntsman Eric (Hemsworth) and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White. Details on Chastain’s character are also vague.
Frank Darabont, who was previously attached to direct before falling off, wrote the current draft of the screenplay, with earlier drafts by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
The pic is set to bow on April 22, 2016. Universal’s vice president of production Maradith Frenkel and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.
February 23rd, 2015
First pictures of Jessica today at the Oscars has been added, come back later for more!
February 21st, 2015
To celebrate the Oscar weekend, Kelly and Michael aired on their talk show a special clip with some award nominees/winners talking about their memories from the Oscar. Jessica is one of them, and you can watch the video in our archive thanks to my friend Colleen who recorded it for us.