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Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac “Synchronized in a Very Intense Way” in ‘Scenes From a Marriage’

Adapting one of Ingmar Bergman’s seminal works for American television is an ambitious and daunting task. But writer-director Hagai Levi brought a contemporary spin to his HBO limited series based on the acclaimed 1973 Swedish miniseries Scenes From a Marriage: He gender-swapped the roles, having Jessica Chastain’s Mira leave her husband, Oscar Isaac’s Jonathan. (In […]

Josh Charles, ‘Worst Person in the World’ Star Anders Danielsen Lie Join Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Josh Charles (We Own This City, The Good Wife) and Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie, who plays Renate Reinsve’s love interest Aksel in Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, have signed on to co-star alongside Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in the upcoming psycho-thriller Mothers’ Instinct. Chastain and Hathaway play Alice and Celine, […]

Neon Takes Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway Thriller ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Neon has nabbed U.S. rights to Mothers’ Instinct, a remake of the 2018 Belgium psychological thriller Duelles, with Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway set to star. Duelles helmer Olivier Masset-Depasse will take on directing duties on the adaptation, which begins principal photography May 25. Set in the early ‘60s, Mothers’ Instinct sees Chastain and Hathaway […]

Rita Moreno Defends Actors Sharing Political Views: “Freedom of Speech Belongs to All of Us”

Not that any guests at Saturday night’s PGA Awards needed a reminder of Rita Moreno’s vivacity, but she tipped them off anyway. Feted by Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Moreno took the stage and broke out in dance ahead of accepting her Stanley Kramer Award for social justice work, shaking her shoulders and shimmying her way […]

Jessica Chastain Says She’ll Skip Oscars Carpet Press if It Conflicts With Makeup Category Presentation

Jessica Chastain says she may pass on doing Oscars red carpet press to show solidarity with Hollywood’s artisans, including the nominated The Eyes of Tammy Faye makeup team, at the March 27 ceremony. During a recent interview for The Next Best Picture podcast, the best actress nominee said she would sit out preshow press if it […]

SAG Awards Analysis: ‘CODA’ and Jessica Chastain Wins Shake Up Oscar Race

Exactly one month before the 94th Academy Awards, the 28th SAG Awards — held in-person Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica — confirmed widespread suspicions about some Oscar races, but completely upset the apple cart for others. SAG Award nominees are chosen by a relatively small nominating committee — some 2,500 randomly […]

Jessica Chastain Wins SAG Award for ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ Encourages Aspiring Actors to “Keep Going”

Jessica Chastain took home the the award for female actor in a leading role for The Eyes of Tammy Faye at the 2022 SAG Awards on Sunday.  The actress was nominated alongside Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Jennifer Hudson (Respect) and Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos).  “I’m completely stunned,” the actress was quick to say […]

Oscar Nominations: Lady Gaga, ‘House of Gucci’ Snubbed While Jessica Chastain Surprises

House of Gucci and its star Lady Gaga appeared to be gaining momentum in recent weeks, landing high-profile nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTAs. But when the 2022 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning, Gaga was surprisingly absent from the list of best actress nominees. Similarly, Gucci helmer Ridley Scott didn’t earn […]

Sky Deutschland Secures ‘Moonfall,’ ‘The 355’ in Licensing Deal With Germany’s Leonine

Comcast-owned Sky Deutschland and KKR-controlled German producer/distributor Leonine Studios have signed an exclusive, multi-year licensing deal that gives Sky first pay-TV rights and exclusive SVOD rights for the first 12 months in Germany to Leonine’s upcoming feature slate. Highlights of the deal include the Jessica Chastain/Penelope Cruz action film 355 and Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall, a […]

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Stays No. 1, ‘355’ Opens to Paltry $4.8M

The star-packed female spy action pic The 355 missed the mark in its domestic office debut, opening to $4.8 million domestically from 3,145 theaters. The movie’s poor showing comes as a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the highly infectious omicron variant further spooks older female moviegoers, the target demo for The 355. Simon Kinberg […]

Box Office: Female Spy Action Pic ‘The 355’ Struggling Amid Omicron Surge

Star-packed female spy-action pic The 355 is flailing in its box office debut, grossing $1.7 million from 3,145 theaters on Friday for a projected opening in the $4 million range. The movie’s poor showing comes as a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the highly infectious omicron variant further spooks older female moviegoers, the target […]

Jessica Chastain Says Her ‘355’ Stunt Double Pushed a Bruise Back Into Her Head After On-Set Fall

Jessica Chastain did a number of her own stunts for her upcoming female-led and star-studded action-thriller The 355 — but one resulted in a hospital visit. The actress and producer appeared alongside her co-star Penélope Cruz Wednesday night on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the upcoming spy-flick, and while there, revealed […]