The Big Sick's Michael Showalter is directing a new holiday comedy with Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain

Fresh off his Oscar-nominated 2017 hit The Big Sick, director Michael Showalter has lined up his next project: a yet-to-be-titled holiday comedy reuniting The Help’s Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer. Set during the holiday season, the film will see the women “fighting the elements to make it home for Christmas,” a…

Saturday Night Live plays America's least favorite Trump-centric game show, What Even Matters Anymore?

Jessica Chastain’s first outing as host of Saturday Night Live went off without a hitch, as the Molly’s Game actress livened up sketch after sketch with aplomb. Still, even the unflappable Chastain isn’t immune to the maddening swamp of insane, truth-denying bullshit erupting daily from the Donald Trump White House,…

The good and the bad of Aaron Sorkin are on full display in his directorial debut, Molly's Game

When highly successful Hollywood screenwriters suddenly decide to direct, they generally do so out of a desire to protect their vision. That can hardly be the case with Aaron Sorkin. Whether his scripts have been interpreted by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men, The American President), David Fincher (The Social Network), or…

A "well-known actor" told Jessica Chastain to stop speaking out about sexual harassment

It’s a time of raised voices and razed bridges in Hollywood, as women speak out about a persistent culture of sexism that’s led to reduced wages and opportunities for female performers at its most mild, and outright sexual assault and silencing of wounded voices at its worst. Among the many actresses calling for a…

Quentin Tarantino, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Heidi Klum, more speak out about Harvey Weinstein

We’ve heard from the insensitive clods (and Lindsay Lohan, who just might not know any better) who have either tried to sweep the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein under the rug (again), blamed women for daring to be in the same room as men ever, and who think being a predator is a partisan issue…

Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes on the roles every aspiring actor should play

In the upcoming film Woman Walks Ahead, Michael Greyeyes plays famed warrior and holy man Sitting Bull, while Jessica Chastain is Caroline Weldon, his confidant and portrait painter. Both Greyeyes and Chastain have had the fortune of playing multiple historical figures during their careers, an accomplishment many…

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For Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes’ Woman Walks Ahead, the DAPL protests hit home

In the upcoming film Woman Walks Ahead, Michael Greyeyes plays famed warrior and holy man Sitting Bull, while Jessica Chastain is Caroline Weldon, his confidant and portrait painter. Set in the late 19th century, the movie uses the dispossession of the Lakota people’s land in the Dakotas as a narrative backdrop.…

It director wants Jessica Chastain to play Bev in the sequel

The young primary cast of Andy Muschietti’s record-breakingly successful Stephen King adaptation It acquitted themselves pretty well, projecting plucky warmth and authentic terror at the hands of Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise The Clown. But now—with plans for a sequel covering the second half of the book’s chronology…

Take a look at Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut in the Molly’s Game trailer

Much of the visual style of the upcoming thriller Molly’s Game goes by in a whirl in the initial trailer. The camera seems to be in near-constant movement as it tracks illicit poker games, courtroom dramatics, and behind-closed-doors intrigue involving the Russian mob, movie stars, and people with both a lot of money…

Jessica Chastain in talks to play the villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Back in the day, superhero movies were such a hard sell that studios felt compelled to make them relatively “grounded,” usually by ignoring weirder aspects of a character’s origin or costume. But they’re are so common now that Fox is actually preparing to introduce the Shi’ar in the next X-Men movie. For those who…

Jessica Chastain found Cannes’ portrayal of women “disturbing”

Jessica Chastain—who once heroically rolled her eyes at Johnny Depp’s nonsense—continued her trend of taking no bullshit from men at the Cannes Film Festival. During a closing press conference, Chastain, a member of the jury that was led by Pedro Almodóvar, commented on how she found the experience dispiriting when it…