Jessica Chastain And Colin Farrell Sign On For Liv Ullmann's Miss Julie
It took only two years for Jessica Chastain to completely dominate Hollywood. In that time she has starred in critical and box office hits ranging from The Help to Zero Dark Thirty to The Tree of Life to Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and has already collected two Oscar nominations (with the end result of the second to be determined next month). From this point she could likely choose any project that she wants to do - and her latest choice is a new adaptation of the August Strindberg play Miss Julie.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Chastain and Colin Farrell have both signed on for the new project, which is set to be directed by Liv Ullmann, who is directing a feature for the first time since 200's Faithless. Featuring themes of "sexuality, class and gender," the story is set over the course of one night and centers on the eponymous character, the daughter of a count who one night decides to abandon high society rules by attending a party thrown by her servants. While there she finds herself attracted to the senior servant, a main named Juan. The trade doesn't specify what roles each actor will be playing or when the project may be going into production, but adds that Samantha Morton is also attached.
While Chastain can currently be seen in the Guillermo del Toro produced Mama, Farrell has the Niels Arden Oplev crime thriller Dead Man Down coming out in March and is currently filming Akiva Goldsman's Winter's Tale.
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