In Woman Walks Ahead, the period drama from director Susanna White that is available now on DIRECTV and opens in theaters on June 29, Jessica Chastain plays 19th century painter Catherine Weldon, who travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull.
A few days ago an exclusive clip was released by A24, in which Catherine is accused of being a spy by an US Army officer.
Our gallery was also updated with some brand new promotional images. Check it:
Earlier today Jessica Chastain joined to Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bingbing at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival to promote their upcoming spy thriller 355. Alongside director Simon?Kinberg they attended a presentation at the Majestic Hotel — easily the most glamorous event thus far at this year’s otherwise sleepy Cannes. Festival glitz typically takes place on a red carpet and involves a finished film. Such was not the case with the 355 presentation, whose collective star power easily eclipsed any other event of the festival to date.
Adding to the intrigue, the five women were transported by boat to a photo op near the famed Hotel du Cap. After the presentation, Chastain, who is producing the film, headed to a lunch reception at the Majestic, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter and DirecTV on the Grey Goose Terrace.
Sources say the film’s budget will exceed $75 million, making it one of the priciest Cannes market titles of all time. Chastain, who served as a Cannes juror last year, was disheartened by the female representations in the films she screened. So, she handpicked and enlisted Fan, Cotillard, Cruz and Nyong’o — “Luckily they all said yes,” Chastain told the buyers — as well as her X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Kinberg.
There’s no script yet, but according to Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan, who accidently was allowed into the no-press, top-secret presentation before she was kicked out while live tweeting, the plot revolves around five spies from agencies around the world who form their own team, dubbed 355. Theresa Rebeck (Catwoman) is writing the screenplay.
Check in our gallery lots of HQ pictures from the event.
Ralph Lauren donated to and partnered with Women in Film, a media parity advocacy organization, for the Lead Like a Woman campaign. It focuses on bridging the leadership gap between women and men in film, and encourages followers to share what they think makes a great leader.
To introduce the campaign, Ralph Lauren released one of three short films featuring women from the entertainment industry, including actresses Jessica Chastain, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Rachael Taylor, who spoke about their moms and how they continue to break barriers. In the first video, Chastain, who is also the global ambassador for Ralph Lauren’s Woman fragrance, said, “There were so many sacrifices both my grandmother and mom made to help get me where I am today.”
Ralph Lauren will release the other two videos, Lead With Intensity and Sisterhood of Leaders throughout the week. The new campaign reinforces Ralph Lauren’s gender-parity mission, which includes a pledge to interview at least one qualified woman for every open position, vice-president and above.
Jessica is featured on current issue of Vogue Arabia, featuring a beautiful shoot by Ziga Mihelcic. On the interview (translated exclusively for our website thanks to our partner in crime Mouza), Jessica talks about Piaget, the TimesUp movement, and about being a role model to young girls.
I want girls to grow up with these examples in mind as for them to know that such women exist and may be used as role models. I certainly feel responsible upon selecting roles to play.
Check the scans added in our gallery, as well the photoshoot. And go to our press archive to read the interview.
Molly’s Game was released on digital HD last week and we finally have the screen captures updated in our gallery. You can acquire your own copy on Amazon and iTunes, or the DVD/Blu-Ray version that will be released next April 10th.
Molly Bloom’s life made a dramatic turn when she put behind her the desire to have an Olympic skier career and became a successful high-stakes poker entrepreneur. After a decade of running the world’s most exclusive underground poker game for wealthy business leaders, TV and film celebrities, athletes and others, Molly finds herself in hot water with the FBI who had been investigating her for some time for allowing members of the Russian mob to play in her games. Molly and her criminal defense lawyer must prove that she isn’t the mastermind of a criminal enterprise but the unsuspecting victim.
Jessica Chastain was among the stars on 2018 Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue which has been released online on January 25. Chastain is joined by Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, Zendaya, Claire Foy, Michael Shannon, Harrison Ford, Gal Gadot, Robert DeNiro, Michael B. Jordan and the Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
JESSICA CHASTAIN, actor, producer.
30 films, including Molly’s Game (2017).
With her cherry hair and Creamsicle complexion, Jessica Chastain possesses a classical beauty suitable for Victorian high collars (Crimson Peak), to-the-manor-born hauteur (Miss Julie), heroic archery (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), and parts requiring her to keep her dimpled chin cocked. Chastain has also dived into the netherworlds of counter-intelligence (Zero Dark Thirty) and high-roller underground gambling (Molly’s Game, as real-life “poker princess” Molly Bloom) without losing translucence. On the horizon is perhaps Chastain’s greatest challenge: playing the sainted country-music singer Tammy Wynette in George and Tammy. (+)
Jessica is currently in Australia, to promote Molly’s Game and this morning she attended a photocall on the broadwalk by the Park Hyatt hotel before meeting the press for interviews. You can find some pictures added in our gallery.