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.”
In the midst of the whirlwind Pacific Rim press tour and the prep work he’s doing for “The Strain,” Guillermo del Toro is currently in early pre-production for Crimson Peak for Legendary Pictures. Shooting doesn’t begin until February 2014, but a cast is already in place. Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain will star.
“‘Crimson Peak’ is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven,” Del Toro told ShockTillYouDrop.com. “It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for ‘Blade’ or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies.”
“The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place,” he added. “Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War ['The Devil's Backbone']. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England.”
And how is the house of Crimson Peak looking? “The house is looking great. We started scouting two months ago and are deep into the design and it looks fabulous. Obviously, I’m going to buy a lot of the props,” Del Toro laughed.
While Jessica was in Hawaii for Maui Film Festival, she did an interview to Marc Malkin to E!. I have up both videos with the interview she did and you can watch it by clicking on the thumbnails below.
On this interview she made clear why she’s still not talking about her love life, and also about Interstellar, her next big project.
Sometimes when someone [in the press] asks me about my dating status, I get really quiet about that because I want to protect it. When I’m engaged someday—who knows to who—I’ll probably be more open about it.
Seeing all these interviews with actors talking about loves of their lives and then they break up in a year and you’re thinking, ‘What if something happens and they end up being a total jerk?’. Then you forever have these pictures of you standing on the red carpets together.
About Interstellar, ahe was filming Miss Julie in Northern Ireland when she got the call that Nolan was interested in her.
They put someone on a plane and flew them to Ireland and then drove them two house to my location to hand me the script to read. That’s how secret this movie is. There’s no email. There’s no FedEx. Someone gets on a plane from L.A. and flies to Northern Ireland.
Excited much? Me too!
Jessica attended today the closing ceremony of Shangay Film Festival in China, as reported by Daily Mail. I don’t have access to the pictures, but will keep looking.
Edit: Thanks to my friend Holly we have now pictures up