JESSICA CHASTAIN (Elizabeth Sloane) is a two-time Academy Award
nominee who has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses of her
generation. She has received numerous nominations and accolades for her work
from the LA Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film
Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent
and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few.
Chastain can soon be seen in Niki Caro's adaptation of Diane Ackerman's novel
The Zookeeper's Wife, opposite Daniel Bruhl, set to release on March 31, 2017.
She is currently in production for Susanna White's period drama Woman Walks
Ahead, opposite Sam Rockwell. Chastain will portray Catherine Weldon, a
19th-century Brooklyn artist and activist who moved to the Standing Rock
Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull fight to
keep the land for his people. She has wrapped production for Xavier Dolan's The
Death And Life Of John F. Donovan, alongside Natalie Portman, Kit Harington and
Nicholas Hoult, and will also be seen in Aaron Sorkin's film adaptation of Molly
Bloom's memoir Molly's Game opposite Idris Elba.
Earlier this year, Chastain starred in Universal's The Huntsman: Winter's War
alongside Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt with Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
directing. Last year, she starred in Ridley Scott's The Martian alongside Matt
Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Mara. The film
received a 2016 Academy Award nomination and won the 2016 Golden Globe Award
for Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical. She also starred in Guillermo del
Toro's Crimson Peak opposite Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska.
In addition to her thriving acting career, she recently launched Freckle Films,
a new production venture, and inked a first-look overhead deal with Trudie
Styler and Celine Rattray's transatlantic financing-production banner Maven
Pictures. The two companies have already optioned two books: The Magician's Lie,
by Greer Macallister, and Camille Pagan's novel Life and Other Near-Death
This success follows her riveting performance in A24's A Most Violent Year,
opposite Oscar Isaac, which proved successful after the film garnered acclaim
from many critics including the National Board of Review Award for Best
Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe nomination and Film Independent Spirit Award
nomination. In addition, she produced and starred as the lead in Weinstein's
indie darling The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, opposite James McAvoy, starred
in Liv Ullmann's
film adaptation of August Strindberg's play Miss Julie, opposite Colin Farrell,
as well as Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed film Interstellar, alongside
Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo and Anne Hathaway. That same year, she was
honored with the first-ever Critics' Choice MVP Award in recognition of the
breadth of her accomplishments in 2014. She also received a 2014 MTV Movie Award
nomination for Best Scared as Sh*t Performance from her performance in Andres
Muschietti's horror Mama.
Prior, Chastain starred as the lead in Terrence Malick's Academy Award-nominated
drama Tree Of Life, opposite Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, Miramax's The Debt,
alongside Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, Jeff Nichol's Take Shelter, opposite
Michael Shannon and Weinstein's Lawless, alongside Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy.
She also starred in Dreamworks' Academy Award-nominated adaptation of Kathryn
Stockett's novel The Help, which won numerous awards in 2011 including
Chastain's Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe
nomination, Screen Actors Guild nomination and Critics' Choice nomination. The
next year, she made her theatrical debut in the revival of "The Heiress." This
was followed by a leading performance in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark 30, which
earned her the 2013 Critics' Choice Award and Golden Globe Award for Best
Actress in addition to an Academy Award nomination.
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