Jessica Chastain Heads Back to Horror for Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

April 5, 2013
Source: Variety

Jessica Chastain

After starring in the Guillermo del Toro produced horror fantasy Mama for director Andrés Muschietti, the Oscar nominated star of Zero Dark Thirty is looking to at another crack at collaborating with the Pacific Rim and Pan's Labyrinth director. Variety has word that Jessica Chastain is in final negotiations to co-star in Crimson Peak, the next horror film that del Toro will begin shooting in February of 2014. Just yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch joined the cast that already includes Emma Stone and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, so this is looking to be quite the star-studded affair for Legendary Pictures. More below!

Right now, del Toro and Lucina Coxon are rewriting the script which the director first wrote with Matthew Robins. It's been sitting around since after Pan's Labyrinth was completed, and del Toro even looked at other directors for the project. We're glad it finally fell back into his hands and Legendary decided to back it. Though we're still not sure of any real plot details, del Toro says it's, "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern, take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” Sounds pretty exciting to me.

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  • I heard good things about Mama, and actually heard that Guillermo Del Toro wasn't one of those producers in name-only kind of things where his name was just slapped on...but that he was very involved in almost every level. I like that. Beyond that, the TV adaptation of 'The Strain' is coming together, and of course PACIFIC RIM is going to be THE blockbuster of the year...and now he has a star-studded Crimson Peak to look forward to. I love how well things are coming together for him. I hope Marvel decides to go forward with his Hulk TV series concept. If they turned it into a prequel mini-series, set it in the MCU, and got Ruffalo on would truly be amazing.




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