Jessica Chastain To Star In And Produce Action Film Eve
Jessica Chastain has had an interesting career. From Oscar nominations, to horror and science fiction film roles, Chastain has done a lot of different things, but one thing she’s not known for is acting in straight up action films. That is, until now. The two-time Oscar nominee is set to star in and produce the upcoming film Eve.
Eve’s plot is not known at this time, and is being kept under wraps, but we do know it was written by Matthew Newton, who will also be directing. His latest film Who We Are Now premiered last year during TIFF, and had a wider release earlier this year.
In a statement to Deadline.com, Chastain and her producing partner Kelly Carmichael said “Matthew is wonderfully adept at crafting complex and relatable characters. We’ve been fans of his work and are so thrilled to be partnering with him and Voltage on Eve.” Newton himself seemed to be happy with the casting choice as well, telling Deadline that “I have always admired Jessica Chastain’s work. So when I wrote Eve, an intelligent, strong, and incredibly capable character, she was my immediate first choice to bring her to life.”
Chastain is currently filming It: Chapter Two, with her next release being X-Men: The Dark Phoenix.