The Film Stage is reporting that Jessica and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star “Our Kind of Traitor”, a the film adaptation of the John le Carre spy novel.
“Our Kind of Traitor, is being put together by a consortium of British producers, including Film4, Potboiler Productions and The Ink Factory.
It will be directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay by Hossein Amini. It tells the story of a young English couple who bond with a millionaire Russian businessman after a chance encounter on vacation.
Jess rep tells she has yet to receive an offer, but The Wrap still has reported it, so let keep our eyes on it.
Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain has a big role in the upcoming hunt-for-bin-Laden movie Zero Dark Thirty, but right now her focus is on a revival of the play The Heiress, which is open now at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre. Why is Chastain taking to the stage right when her movie career is skyrocketing? The actress recently told EW that the part was just too good to pass up. “When they sent me this script it was the day of [2011 espionage drama] The Debt‘s premiere, and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m not sure if i want to go do a play right now.’ But I read the part and I felt a connection to her and I knew I wanted to do it. If they had sent me the script to make it as a film I would have done it as a film. I always follow the character. To me it doesn’t matter the medium.”
Check out a scene of Jessica and Dan on stage for “The Heiress” at the opening night:
NEW YORK — The latest revival of “The Heiress” has done the near impossible — it’s drained the light from one of the most luminous actresses working today. In a good way.
Jessica Chastain, that ravishing redhead with the milky skin who shot a dose of bubbly charm to the film “The Help,” turns almost ghoulish in the title role at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which appropriately opened Thursday, the day after Halloween.
Chastain had her work cut out for her playing the “plain” Henry James heroine Catherine Sloper — “an entirely mediocre and defenseless creature with not a shred of poise” — forced to choose between a potentially gold-digging suitor and her aloof father, but the actress has seemingly scrubbed all beauty from her face and voice.
What’s left is a skittish woman with hollow eyes, a simply horrible hostess who, when she speaks, does so in a dull monotone. Even her hair looks mousy. Full credit goes to Chastain, who has buried herself in dullness to play one of theater’s more formidable proto-feminist roles.
Thanks to my friend Kelly we have scans of Jessica at the latest Entertainment Weekly issue. Check it:
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