Additional “The Heiress” Opening Night Pictures

I went ahead and added over 100 HQ pictures of Jessica at “The Heiress” red carpet and curtain call to the gallery. Check it:

Entertainment Weekly Scans

Thanks to my friend Kelly we have scans of Jessica at the latest Entertainment Weekly issue. Check it:

Remember to link us back if reposting, since it was scanned exclusively to our site. ;)

“The Heiress” Opening Night

The first photos of Jessica during the Broadway Opening Night of “The Heiress” are added in our gallery. Jessica looked stunning in a Stella McCartney dress, Harry Winston jewels, and Christian Louboutin heels. Keep checking back for more additions.

Star-Studded ‘Heiress’ Considers A Woman’s Worth

Jessica Chastain and director Moisés Kaufman discussed with NPR about The Heiress:

A much-anticipated revival of The Heiress, a 1947 play based on the Henry James novella Washington Square, opens in New York on Thursday. It marks the Broadway debut of two accomplished young stars — Jessica Chastain, the Academy Award nominee from The Help, and Dan Stevens, from the hit television series Downton Abbey.

On the surface, the story of The Heiress seems simple enough — a wealthy young woman in Victorian New York is torn between her controlling father and a young, penniless suitor. Is the father being overprotective? Is the young man just a cad? But there’s much more going on, says director Moisés Kaufman.

“Henry James — because his brother, William James, was a psychologist — he really understood a lot about human psychology and he got so much so right so early on,” Kaufman says. He describes the revival as “very Jamesian” in its darkness and ambiguity. Continue reading

The Heiress – Preview

Check the video preview of “The Heiress”:

Amazing! Thanks Marcela Soares for the heads up!

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Confirmed For Platform Release

The Film Stage has confirmed that Zero Dark Thirty will have a limited New York and Los Angeles release of December 19th, before going wide on January 11th as we reported here a few days ago.

But despite the moving, it will be strong in the battle for the awards season.

Hurricane Sandy won’t stop ‘The Heiress’ from opening on time

The new Broadway revival of “The Heiress,” with Jessica Chastain and “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens, has the bad luck of opening the same week as Hurricane Sandy’s big debut. But despite a canceled preview performance, the production will still open on Thursday as scheduled, according to a spokesman.

“The Heiress,” which began preview performances on Oct. 6, is running at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Producers canceled Tuesday’s preview due to the lingering effects of the hurricane, which cut power to large portions of the East Coast and shut down public transportation in New York.

The play is scheduled to resume previews on Wednesday. The production will officially open on Thursday for an 18-week run. It is the only Broadway production that is opening this week. [Source]

Also, The Heiress official Facebook/Twitter is reporting about the opening night tomorrow:

We open on Broadway tomorrow! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter beginning at 5PM EST for live updates from the red carpet and giveaways throughout the night!

Crash Magazine Scans + Interview

Jessica is on the cover of the current French Crash Magazine Fall edition. We previously added the editorial shoot in our gallery but now we were able to add the magazine scans in our gallery. We also made a transcript of the interview, which can be found in our press archive.

Introduced in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” the stunning Jessica Chastain is now a major figure in global cinema, collecting praise and awards with each of her big screen appearances. Now an ambassadress for Yves Saint Laurent, she tells us about her career, her future plans, and reveals her passion and love of fashion.
Read full interview

Please credit our site Jessica-Chastain.com when you use the scans or interview because we made them exclusively for our site.

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ will give Jessica an Oscar?

Here’s some good news! Jessica will be campaigned in the Oscar race for lead actress, not supporting as previously presumed widely across the blogosphere, for her work in Zero Dark Thirty. It was confirmed by a Sony Pictures rep to Gold Derby website.

This news is a major threat to the Oscar hopes of Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”), who is way ahead in the Best Actress race, according to the Oscarologists polled by Gold Derby. Lawrence is backed by 21 of the 25 pundits, who give her 9-to-5 odds to win

Both Lawrence and Chastain fit the classic profile of a typical Best Actress winner – that is, The Babe Factor. They’re gorgeous ingénues with solid feature film resumes (both are previous Oscar nominees) and they’re now at their career peaks.

Chastain emerged as a breakout star last year when she bagged a supporting Oscar bid for “The Help” and also starred in “The Tree of Life” and “Take Shelter.” Lawrence was nommed in lead for “Winter’s Bone” two years ago and she established herself as a box office superstar toplining “The Hunger Games” earlier this year.

Both Chastain and Lawrence now appear in films with strong Best Picture potential and thus they could benefit from the coattail effect that swept Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Shakespeare in Love”) to past victories. However, early momentum behind “Silver Linings Playbook” seems to be slipping a bit among Oscarologists while support builds for “Zero Dark Thirty” on our prediction charts.

“The Heiress” Production Stills

Broadway.com has released a few production stills for “The Heiress”, and you can find now in our gallery.