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Jessica Chastain is set to star in and produce Eve, a forthcoming action film from Voltage Pictures and Chastain’s banner Freckle Films, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Matthew Newton (Who We Are Now, From Nowhere) has written the script and will direct. Chastain will produce with Freckle Films’ Kelly Carmichael alongside Nicolas Chartier and Dominic Rustam.
Voltage Films’ Jonathan Deckter will serve as executive producer and Babacar Diene as co-producer.
“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,” Chastain and Carmichael said Wednesday in a joint statement.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, the pic is being described as a character study.
“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. I am humbled and thrilled to be collaborating with Jessica and Voltage on the film,” Newton said in a statement.
Voltage will finance Eve and handle international sales. Voltage will co-handle domestic with CAA.
Chastain is repped by CAA, Mosaic and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, which handled the deal. Newton is repped by Varun Monga at ESArtists.
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