Deauville: Jessica Chastain Set for Career Tribute

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Jessica Chastain at Cannes

The actress, who took home the New Hollywood award in 2011, joins recent honorees Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and Cate Blanchett, who were all celebrated at the festival.

PARIS — Jessica Chastain will join the growing list of luminaries at this year's Deauville festival, organizers announced Friday.

The festival will pay tribute to Chastain's career.

"The tribute is a token of our affection, admiration, recognition and esteem for the talent of the recipient. For the past few years, we have been paying tribute to those actresses who embody the cinema of today and who will form the legacy of tomorrow," said festival director Bruno Barde. "When we first discovered Jessica Chastain, we had the definite feeling that here was someone special onscreen. Through her successive roles, she has confirmed her emotional capacity to grab the limelight. We salute her grace and talent, and the beauty of the truth she brings to her performance."

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The Oscar-nominated actress, who received the New Hollywood award at Deauville just three years ago, follows recent career honorees Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and last year's tribute recipient, Cate Blanchett.

This follows the announcement that director James Cameron will present his latest film, Deepsea Challenge 3D, in the seaside Normandy town as part of the 10-day festival.

The Deauville American Film Festival runs Sept. 5 through 14.

Chastain's latest film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, hits U.S. theaters on Sept. 26.