February 5th, 2013
Jessica had a busy day yesterday. She attended the Oscar Luncheon in the morning, made an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (update is coming later on) and she also attended The Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar Nominees celebration night. First pictures are added, but stay tuned for more.
Also nominated for best actress, Zero Dark Thirty star Chastain — who was wearing Givenchy and Christian Louboutin — flew into Los Angeles from New York on Sunday night to attend the Oscar nominees luncheon and THR’s party on Monday night.
“I’ve heard so much, what a great year it is for women in cinema, women in film, but to be honest, in my opinion, I believe a great year for women in film is just a great year for film,” said Chastain, who stars as a CIA operative who is vital in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. “So it’s very exciting to be a part of that year in film.”
February 4th, 2013
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.
January 31st, 2013
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.”
January 28th, 2013
Jessica looks beautiful in a red Alexander McQueen dress. Check back later for more coverage.
January 24th, 2013
Jessica was on BBC Breakfast this morning and here’s the interview she did to Charlie Stayt:
January 24th, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty is opening tomorrow on UK theaters and here’s an interview Jessica did to Bazaar UK:
January 23rd, 2013
Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Julianne Moore will be presenters at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards that already includes Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianna Margulies, Busy Philipps, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts and Sigourney Weaver.
Golden Globe recipient and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain earned a SAG Award in 2012 along with her fellow cast members in “The Help” and was nominated in the supporting actress category as well. This year, she is nominated for her lead performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty.” She currently stars in the Guillermo Del Toro-produced “Mama” and will soon be seen in the double feature “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers.” [Source]
The Screen Actors Guild Awards airs live Sunday, January 27 at 8/7c on TNT and TBS.