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FIRST LOOK: Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor's 1981-Set Crime Drama 'A Most Violent Year'

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood May 12, 2014 at 2:56PM

More images have arrived via Entertainment Weekly of Jessica Chastain in "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's newest endeavor, "A Most Violent Year." The period crime drama is now in post-production.
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'A Most Violent Year'
Entertainment Weekly 'A Most Violent Year'

More images have arrived via Entertainment Weekly of Jessica Chastain in "All Is Lost" director J.C. Chandor's newest endeavor, "A Most Violent Year." The period crime drama is now in post-production. A24 Films has slated an awards-friendly release.

Jessica Chastain in 'A Most Violent Year'
Jessica Chastain in 'A Most Violent Year'

Chastain stars alongside Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis") as the heads of an oil business who get caught up in the New York City criminal underworld. (More on Chastain's most busy year here.)

Also starring are David Oyelowo ("Middle of Nowhere"), Albert Brooks ("Drive"), Elyes Gabel ("World War Z") and Catalina Sandino Marino ("The Bridge"), while Christopher Abbott (once Charlie on "Girls") and Peter Gerety ("Inside Man") have been added to the cast with undisclosed roles.

Here's the official synopsis:

"A Most Violent Year" is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

A Most Violent Year


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.