LA Times has more details on the plot of the still untitled Terrence Malick project with Rachel and Ben Affleck, in which Jessica co-star. Several distributors were interested in but Terrence Malick declined. The movie is expected to release in 2012. Be sure to read the article below:
But there’s a movie that will be ready before either of those, an untitled film (formerly called “The Burial”) starring Ben Affleck (who actually replaced Bale) that Malick shot right after he finished editing “The Tree of Life.” He’s tweaking the movie in the editing room now, and it’s expected to be finished by next year (though that doesn’t mean a distributor that buys it will bring out then).
The company selling rights to the movie, FilmNation, has been secretive, to say the least, about the details (think executives reading the script in locked offices, and the “Men in Black” amnesia-laser administered afterward). Malick’s been protective, too. Several U.S. distributors made offers just on the basis of the script and some footage, said a person familiar with negotiations. So far, he’s declined to sell it.
So what’s the movie really about?
There have been scattered reports about it, but according to a person who read the script, it’s a love triangle with an international subtext. It’s also the only film Malick has ever done that’s set in the same time as the period in which he’s making it.
Here’s the breakdown, with the caveat that things could change drastically from script to screen (on “Tree,” Malick would sometimes rewrite scenes on the day of the shoot).
Basically, it concerns a philanderer (Affleck) who, feeling at loose ends, travels to Paris, where he enters a hot-and-heavy affair with a European woman (Olga Kurylenko). Said Lothario returns home to Oklahoma, where he marries the European woman (in part for visa reasons). When the relationship founders, he rekindles a romance with a hometown girl (Rachel McAdams) with whom he’s had a long history.
According to the person who read the script, there’s a bit of a happier ending than some other Malick movies (or at least a less ambiguous one than at the end of “Tree”). And a person who saw the footage said there’s also the trademark visual showiness–shots of Affleck and McAdams in Malick’s trademark man-in-nature style–as well as intriguing supporting actors: Javier Bardem, for instance, plays a priest whom Affleck’s Lothario visits for advice.
I added the whole set of the photo shoot Jessica did to InStyle magazine back in September:
I added scans of November issue of Spanish magazine Mujer Hoy, that brings Jessica on cover with 4 more page spread. Also, scans of other international magazines from October/November.
Jessica graces the December issue of Asos magazine in a beautiful photoshoot done by Alex Sainsbury.
Check the behind-the-scenes video below, plus scans and screencaptures in the gallery:
Rolling Stone magazine has done a great interview with Jessica to spread on their November 10th issue.
“I’m not going to be the girl with the private yoga instructor at my house,” she says. “I don’t want anyone to think, ‘Oh, she’s famous, she’s different than me.’” Still, Chastain, who had a sturdy, down-to-earth upbringing in Northern California with four siblings, a vegan-chef mom and a firefighter dad, can’t deny her ubiquity: “I feel like I’m everywhere. But my personal life hasn’t changed. I think only three people have come up to me in the past six months. Which is too bad, because I love to meet people. I wouldn’t be mean to them.”
Jessica Chastain will make a great mum some day, her Take Shelter co-star Michael Shannon has said.
The US actor plays a paranoid man experiencing apocalyptic visions in the drama, with Jessica starring as his wife and mother to their young daughter, played by Tova Stewart.
Michael said of Jessica: “She has a big, big heart. She’s so compassionate and I think that’s what makes her work so powerful. Working with her and in things I have seen her in, she always brings so much love and sensitivity to what she does.
“And she really pays attention to other people, she’s not consumed by herself or her own situation, she’s always looking out for other people. Especially with kids, she’s always so sweet with them.
“On Take Shelter she was always keeping an eye on Tova who plays our daughter. I think not only is she a great actress, I think she’ll be a great mother some day.”
Back in 2005 Jessica did a recurring role participation at Law & Order: Trial by Jury as Assistant District Attorney Sigrun Bor. My friend Colleen was capping the show to her Scott Cohen website and donated caps for us. Check it:
This article was written at Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazine by Andrew Gumbel and translated by us.
The great unknown longingly waits for the film world in a new Meryl Streep. We have found it: Jessica Chastain. Although the woman was still barely visible in the cinema, she is already celebrated by all of Hollywood. And rightly so.
Do you know Jessica Chastain? No? And yet her name in Hollywood is currently trading incredibly high. That it is still almost unknown to itself, is a quirk of fate, it was hailed by critics even as a movie star, yes, as the greatest actress of her generation, before the audience had even a single movie with her to see. Even in America they had not yet seen the movies, when asked in interviews already, what will she do when she is too old even to play leading roles.continue reading »
Jessica is currently in Toronto filming her new movie “Mama”. The Toronto newspaper 24h posted on their October 12 issue a picture of Jessica on set. Sadly, the article wasn’t about the movie, but about the weather, but at least you can take a look:
I added a few more pictures of Take Shelter press conference done back in September, also two new portraits (sadly, tagged) done at TIFF this year. Check it: