All about 'Eve': Jessica Chastain turns producer for her next, an action flick from Voltage

The 41-year-old actress, who was most recently seen in 'Molly's Game', is currently busy with the production of IT 2, the horror sequel based on a Stephen King novel.


                            All about 'Eve': Jessica Chastain turns producer for her next, an action flick from Voltage
Jessica Chastain (Source: Getty Images)

It's safe to say that Jessica Chastain has her hands full at the moment. The 41-year-old American actress, who was most recently seen in 'Molly's Game' alongside British star Idris Elba, is currently busy with the production of IT 2, the horror sequel based on Stephen King's novel. And soon Chastain will be taking over another project, an action flick called 'Eve', The Hollywood Reporter claimed. 

According to the website, Chastain is attached to serve a dual role for the action movie from Voltage Pictures, starring in the movie as well as producing it as part of her Freckle Films banner. Behind-the-scenes, however, the actress will be joined by co-producers  Kelly Carmichael (Freckle Films), Nicolas Chartier, and Dominic Rustam. While Jonathan Deckter from Voltage Films joins in as executive producer with Babacar Diene serving as co-producer.

At the moment not many details surrounding the plot of the movie has been made available. However, it has been confirmed that 'Eve's' direction will be tackled by Matthew Newton (of fame 'Who We Are Now' and 'From Nowhere'), also responsible for penning the script. 

Dishing about the forthcoming movie and their partnership with Newton, Chastain and Carmichael released a joint statement on Wednesday, saying, "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."

As co-producer Chartier gushed: "Matt Newton wrote a wonderful new character in ‘Eve’ and Jessica Chastain will once again deliver an amazing performance.”

If the reports from the multiple movie news sites are any indication, the pic is going to be modeled as a character study. And given Chastain's flair for the craft - the actress has been nominated for Academy Awards for 'The Help' (2012) and 'Zero Dark Thirty' (2013) - we can only imagine how she would add to the role. 

“I have always admired Jessica Chastain’s work," Newton, who is linked with 'Eve' as the director/scriptwriter, was quoted as saying. "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.”

Apart from the behind-the-scenes addition, the studio has not revealed any further detail about the cast of the action film. While we do know Voltage is supposed to handle the international sales, 'Eve' is yet to be slated for a release. Chastain, in the meantime, will be making appearances in 'It: Chapter Two' and the X-Men movie, 'Dark Phoenix'.