Jessica Joins Guillermo Del Toro’s “Mama”

Jessica Chastain, who stars in about 500 movies this year (The Tree of Life, The Help, upcoming flicks The Debt and Take Shelter) has signed on to the Guillermo del Toro produced feature Mama. The story centers on two girls who believe they are haunted by their mother’s ghost. “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done,” says Chastain. “It’s a genre

Chastain: Redheads return to screen

Jessica Chastain reckons red-headed actresses are staging a comeback. The Help, which opens in the UK in the autumn, stars a host of stars known for their fiery locks including Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard and Sissy Spacek. “Come on, we’ve got Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain and Sissy Spacek. It’s like return of the redheads!” Based on

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Why Jessica Chastain is the biggest star movie fans have never heard of In the upcoming film “Take Shelter,” which wowed audiences and critics this year at Sundance and Cannes, Jessica Chastain spends one scene listening to a shocking confession from her husband, played by Michael Shannon. For the film’s director, Jeff Nichols, Chastain’s preparation was revelatory. “Jessica disappeared for

Chastain felt too ‘nerdy’ to play ‘blond bombshell’ in ‘The Help’

In “The Help,” the big-screen adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel that hits theaters next week, Jessica Chastain plays pretty far against type. The 30-year old actress — up to now best known for her role opposite Brad Pitt in “The Tree of Life” — is already garnering a reputation in Hollywood for her range. In the coming months, she’ll

Jessica’s nominee for Gucci Awards

The nominees have been announced for the first Gucci Award for Women in Cinema. Caroline Champetier, director of photography of Of Gods and Men; Jessica Chastain, actress in The Tree of Life; Federica Pontremoli, screenwriter for Habemus Papam; Nansun Shi, producer of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame; and Athina Tsangari, director and producer of Attenberg have

‘The Help’ actresses talk roles, race and Hollywood

Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain sit down for a round-table discussion on the film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller. Did all this estrogen on set create anything other than goodwill for you? Chastain: I’m a bit new to the business but what scares me is I’ve done 11 films so far, and in

Jessica Chastain’s a new face. But not for long

Here’s how ready Jessica Chastain is for stardom: Even though a recent motocross accident had her hobbling through a round of interviews in Toronto this week on crutches and with a knee brace, she still did it in black patent Louboutin platform stilettos that were six inches tall. Maybe seven. It was a great physical metaphor for how confident she

‘Tree’ star’s roles blossoming

You’ll be seeing a lot of Jessica Chastain this year. The Juilliard grad moved from theatre and TV into movies just a few years ago, and as sometimes happens with film releases, she has a handful of projects coming out all at once. She was in Toronto Tuesday to promote Terrence Malick’s wonderful new movie, The Tree of Life, but