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Rumor: Jessica Chastain Wanted For Female Lead In 'Mission: Impossible 5'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 10:58 PM
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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain
So, let's start with the caveats. This is a rumor, and it's coming from the folks at Schmoes Know, who in the last little while have been okay with their track record concerning this kind of stuff. That said, this could still totally be off base and wrong, but it's intriguing enough to consider.

Jessica Chastain Is Marilyn Monroe In Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2014 5:24 PM
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The Help Jessica Chastain
The last we heard about Andrew Dominik's long brewing Marilyn Monroe biopic "Blonde," was that it was "good to go" with a shoot aiming for this August. But we had been down this road before when plans were afoot to shoot the movie in 2013, with Naomi Watts in the lead. Well, that actress dropped out a while ago and another has come in, and we think it's a pretty great choice.

Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Actress Contenders

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 11, 2014 2:10 PM
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Premature Predictions: Actresses, 2015
You know the deal by this point, so we'll get to it as quickly as we can. Every year, to draw a line under the awards season, we take a moment to look ahead at some of the possibilities for the films and performances that we could be talking about in the context of the Oscar race in the eleven months to come. We've already discussed the Best Picture and Best Actor possibilities, and now, we've picked out some potentials to succeed Cate Blanchett as the winner of the Best Actress Academy Award.

First Look: Jessica Chastain In J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' Plus Official Synopsis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 9:25 AM
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A Most Violent Year
Following a busy 2013 getting the word out for "All Is Lost," director J.C. Chandor isn't wasting a moment, and is already back to work with his next movie, "A Most Violent Year." And with A24 already planning a fall awards season release, we're not having to wait long at all for our first glimpses of the film.

First Look: Jessica Chastain & Colin Farrell In Liv Ullman's 'Miss Julie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2014 1:42 PM
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Miss Julie Jessica Chastain Colin Farrell
While we didn't see much of Jessica Chastain at the multiplex in 2013, aside from the horror thing "Mama," 2014 promises to bring us a whole lot of the actress. Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" is, of course, already scheduled and the now-filming "A Most Violent Year" is expected to be ready for the awards season, also the dual movie "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby His & Hers" will likely see some kind of release in the next twelve months. And one more to keep an eye out for, at least on the festival circuit, is Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie."

Watch: First Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain & Many More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2013 11:10 AM
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Interstellar trailer
So, is Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" gearing up to be the biggest blockbuster about agriculture ever? That's certainly the last word on it, as the always secrecy prone filmmaker hasn't let any details yet slip out about his movie.

Watch: Vogue Short Films Starring Jessica Chastain & Kate Winslet

There are all kinds of avenues these days for directors and stars to do some quick work these days, so enter Vogue magazine, who have commissioned director Matthew Frost for a series of shorts. And the prestige of the magazine has allowed them to land a couple of big names to get it off the ground. Read More »

Jessica Chastain & Vanessa Redgrave To Star In 'The Secret Scripture'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 9:50 PM
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The Secret Scripture Jessica Chastain Vanessa Redgrave
While we haven't seen much of Jessica Chastain on the big screen in 2013, she's been no less busy. She's already got the two picture "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby His & Hers" in the bag, Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie" has wrapped and she's currently in the midst of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." And continuing to mix up the projects she takes on, it looks like Chastain's next movie will be a drama that finds her returning to Ireland.

Watch: First Trailer For CK Williams Inspired 'Tar' Starring Jessica Chastain, James Franco, Mila Kunis & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 8:25 AM
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Almost a year since it premiered at the Rome Film Festival, the dramatic omnibus "Tar," which features a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Bruce Campbell and Henry Hopper, is still without a U.S. distributor or release date. But we guess it's coming out somewhere in the world as the first trailer for the movie has finally arrived.

Watch: Trailer & Poster For James Toback & Alec Baldwin's 'Seduced & Abandoned'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 28, 2013 2:29 PM
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Seduced And Abandoned
You’re known as one of the most provocative filmmakers in the world (James Toback). Your lead actor is one of the most celebrated thespians working in America (Alex Baldwin). So who wants to finance “Last Tango In Tikrit” (the working title), your would-be erotic political drama set in the Middle East where two journalists from opposing viewpoints have a torrid sex affair during the middle of the Iraq War? Turns out not too many people. And this is all hilariously documented in “Seduced & Abandoned,” Toback’s documentary made with Baldwin about their travels to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival trying to drum up money for this movie (read our review of the film here).

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