The first trailer for Jessica’s next project, A Most Violent Year, was released today. A24 has slotted a December 31 release date for it, which will open in NYC and Los Angeles on that date, then expand nationally. A beautiful teaser poster was also released, and you can find it full sized in our gallery.
A Most Violent Year takes place in New York in 1981, a year in which the city had one of its highest tallies of violent crime. An immigrant and his family are trying to grow a business and their ambition collides with the crime element.
Thanks to my friend Haylie, which kindly recorded it for us, we have in our video archive the full segment from today’s CBS News Sunday Morning, which showed a great interview with Jessica. Also, screencaptures up in the gallery. Enjoy!
Jessica Chastain’s new film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, is more a labor of love than a love story. First-time director Ned Benson has essentially created three separate films exploring the deterioration of a relationship from two different perspectives: his and hers. (The combined stories come together in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, out September 12; while the Her and Him versions will be released in October.) Chastain, the film’s lead and producer, is also Benson’s ex and was one of the first people Benson pitched the idea to 10 years ago.
Thanks to Chastain’s Academy Award nomination for Zero Dark Thirty and a slew of other critically acclaimed movies, the project was able to gain momentum — even after the two split.
Ahead, the actress opens up about what went into the project, her love for Isabelle Huppert, and how she’d kill Game of Thrones’ Cersei.
From Andrea: You’ve talked about the dire need for more women in film – i’m curious if you’ve considered producing/directing?
I produced this! If I can champion a filmmaker with a great idea and help get a movie made, then I’m all for it.
Make sure to tune in this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning, they will air an interview with Jessica next Sunday (14) – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern and Pacific (8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Central and Mountain).
SUNDAY PROFILE: Jessica Chastain
Actress Jessica Chastain’s career was barely underway when her breakout role in “The Help” catapulted her to fame and landed her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Just a year later her career took another major leap with the lead role in “Zero Dark Thirty,” for which she also received an Oscar nod, for Best Actress.
In just a few years Chastain has become one of the silver screen’s most electrifying actresses, and our Tracy Smith caught up with her for an up-close-and-personal “Sunday Morning” profile.
CBS News – First came “Him,” then came “Her,” and now comes “Them.”
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are starring in the new romantic drama “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” the third and final entry in a trilogy of films about a married couple living in New York.
“Him” and “Her” were both released in 2013 to rave reviews, which prompted newcomer writer/director Ned Benson to put together an unplanned third film, “Them,” focusing on the couple as they try to mend their relationship following a major event.
“It’s when you love someone so much but you don’t know how to communicate with them or fix them,” Chastain explained to CBS News in a recent interview.
McAvoy said he was drawn to the project by the questions the story poses.
“Can you change as a couple and some people, some couples can’t, and it’s just really really hard to not believe that love endures then,” the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star said.
Watch the video above to see the actors describe what is like working together on set.
Chastain can also be seen in a new interview airing this weekend on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” is now playing in select theaters.
You can find now the interview Jessica did last night to Jimmy Fallon in our video archive, plus screencaptures.
Our video archive was updated with Jessica’s interview on Today Show: