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JESSICA CHASTAIN (Beverly Marsh) is a two-time Academy Award
nominee and is one of
Hollywood's most sought-after actresses of her generation. She has received
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,
and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few.
Chastain is currently in production in London, Paris and Morocco on "355," an
international spy thriller based on an original idea by Chastain for her
Freckle Films. The film is written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Simon
Kinberg and will also
star Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong'o, Fan Bingbing, and Diane Kruger. "355" was
the buzz of
Cannes 2018 and sold to Universal Studios for distribution. Release is slated
Chastain was recently seen in the newest installment of the "X-Men"
Phoenix," alongside Sophie Turner and James McAvoy. She recently completed
"Eve," which she produced and stars opposite Colin Farrell and John Malkovich.
The film follows
Eve (Chastain), a deadly assassin, who works for a black ops organization,
traveling the globe,
specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong, she is
forced to fight for her
Previously, Chastain starred in Aaron Sorkin's film adaptation of Molly
"Molly's Game" opposite Idris Elba. The film follows Molly, an Olympic-class
skier who ran the
world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being
powerful performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance
Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.
Her other recent film credits include Susanna White's period drama "Woman
Ahead," opposite Sam Rockwell; Niki Caro's adaptation of Diane Ackerman's novel
Zookeeper's Wife," opposite Daniel BrÃ¼hl; and John Madden's drama "Miss Sloane,"
Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Alison Pill. The film garnered her a Golden
nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her
performance as a ruthless and highly successful political strategist.
This success follows her riveting performance in "A Most Violent Year,"
Isaac, which proved successful after the film garnered acclaim from many critics
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe
Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. In addition, she produced and starred
as the lead in
the 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; and
starred in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed film "Interstellar"
McConaughey, David Oyelowo and Anne Hathaway. That same year, she was honored
first-ever Critics' Choice MVP Award in recognition of the breadth of her
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
"The Tree of Life," opposite Brad Pitt and Sean Penn; "The Debt" alongside Helen
Mirren and Sam
Worthington; Jeff Nichol's "Take Shelter," opposite Michael Shannon; and
alongside Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy. She also starred in the Academy Award
adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel "The Help," which won numerous awards in
including Chastain's Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe
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
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which earned her the 2013 Critics' Choice
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in addition to an Academy Award nomination.
In addition to her critically acclaimed work as an actor, Chastain launched
a New York based film and television production company in 2016. In addition to
"Eve" and "355,"
Freckle Films has announced "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," based on the documentary
by the same
name that will start shooting in Fall 2019. With Michael Showalter directing,
Chastain will star as
Tammy Faye Bakker and Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker.
Freckle Films is also currently in development with Netflix on "The
Division," based on the
best-selling Ubisoft video game, with David Leitch set to direct and Jake
Gyllenhaal and Chastain
starring. They are also developing the "Untitled Holiday Comedy" with Octavia
Chastain starring for Universal. Freckle Films currently has series in
development at ITV and Sony
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