According to Deadline, Jessica Chastain will play Jane Vasko in a feature adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane. She will also produce through her Freckle Films banner, along with Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman and Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux.
Chastain will play Jane Vasko, a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near death experience, Jane develops exceptional regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.
The graphic novel series was published by Paperfilms. Graphic novelist Palmiotti has penned volumes of Deadpool, Jonah Hex, Punisher and is currently writing Harley Quinn for DC Comics.