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Movie Review: ‘The Zookeepers Wife’ Starring Jessica Chastain

It’s a powerful story, no doubt but one that feels squeezed into the 2-hour movie format.

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac Discuss Their First Auditions, Rehearsing Scenes and ‘A Most Violent Year’

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Issac discuss their first-ever auditions, rehearsing for scenes, Julliard and heap compliments on each other's work.

Jessica Chastain, Oscar Issac, & Writer/Director J.C. Chandor Talk ‘A Most Violent Year’

Coming out just in time for awards consideration (and it’s been considered for many awards) is A Most Violent Year, the period crime drama starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain that was written and directed by J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost). In this conversation sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation moderated by Jenelle Riley of Variety, Isaac, Chastain, and Chandor discuss the film. It also contains the surprising revelation that Isaac received his SAG card for playing Fartman in Lenny the Wonder Dog. What a badge of honor! In addition, Chastain and Chandor discuss how Chastain pushed for her ... Read more

Dan Stevens Recalls When Shia LaBeouf Disrupted One of His Broadway Performances: “I wish I’d had a broadsword then”

Though Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is billed as the final movie in the fantasy series, it still incorporates some new blood into the mix alongside franchise favorites like Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. The most significant new addition is Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey, who plays Lancelot. Lancelot doesn’t realize that he’s a museum exhibit and in one of the film’s quirkiest moments, he invades a West End production of Camelot when he mistakes it for the real thing. Being that Stevens has stage experience, he confessed in an interview with Vulture that during his 2012-2013 ... Read more

Interview: Ariana Bernstein on Writing, Producing and Starring in Her Film Debut, ‘Delusions of Guinevere’

It’s always tough making your way in this business but actors who take their careers into their own hands are the ones who will always get ahead. Take, for example, actress Ariana Bernstein, the star, producer and co-writer of Delusions of Guinevere. The film, about former child star Guinevere James, who now at 29, is washed up, overweight and obsessed with her former costar who’s become an A-lister, is the first film Ariana has not only starred in but it’s the first film she’s been in period. She’s worked behind the scenes on several films, acted in theater and summer ... Read more

Trailer: J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering ... Read more

Jessica Chastain: “I’m pretty outspoken about female roles in Hollywood”

Considering the body of work she has created in the last four years, it’s hard to remember that Jessica Chastain is a relatively fresh face (in fact, Sean Penn doesn’t realize she’s two decades younger than him). In the last few months of 2014 alone she stars in four anticipated films: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, Miss Julie, Interstellar, and A Most Violent Year. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Chastain talks about her place in Hollywood, praises her fellow actors, and reveals why she still has a love for the stage. For the first five years of ... Read more

Jessica Chastain: “The reason I’m an actor is because of my love affair with cinema”

In the faraway time of 2011, it often seemed like it was all Jessica Chastain, all the time at theaters. She appeared in six films in 2011, including The Help, and had a very busy 2012 too. While 2013 and 2014 have been mostly quiet for Chastain — she is currently preparing for the wide release of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby — in an interview with Vulture she admitted that when she isn’t working you’d most likely find her watching a movie. Chastain says, “The reason I’m an actor is because of my love affair with cinema — I was ... Read more

Trailer: ‘Interstellar’ Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain & Michael Caine

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine Director: Christopher Nolan Written by: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan In Theaters: November 2014

Jessica Chastain Reveals How She Got Her SAG Card, Her First Years in L.A. and Choosing a Play over Filming a Pilot (video)

Jessica Chastain is a perfect example of an actress who by hell or high water was going to break through.

‘The Heiress’, starring Jessica Chastain, will play its final performance one day early

The Broadway revival of The Heiress, starring Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn, Dan Stevens and Judith Ivey, will now play its final performance on Saturday, February 9th at 7pm.

Up Until 6 Weeks Ago, Jessica Chastain Thought She Was Flying Under The Radar

Jessica Chastain is currently queen of the box office, after two of her movies led ticket sales this past weekend. Her horror flick, Mama, and the Oscar-nominated, Zero Dark Thirty, offered moviegoers completely different fare, but cemented the fact that Chastain is a force to be reckoned with.

Protesters Claim ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Advocates Torture

Exactly how much influence the media has on the public has always been a significant question, and in particular the connection between real-life gun violence and violent movies has been on a lot of people's minds lately.

Jessica Chastain on ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Research and Her Broadway Debut in ‘The Heiress’

Jessica Chastain has just earned her second Oscar nomination for her role in the terrorist drama, Zero Dark Thirty. The actress, previously nominated for her role in last year’s The Help, became fully immersed in her role as a CIA agent in the film.

Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke Talks Character Research

After starring with Jessica Chastain in 2011's Texas Killing Fields and this year's Lawless, actor Jason Clarke teamed up with the leading lady again this year for Zero Dark Thirty, a film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Jessica Chastain on Not Acting Vulnerable in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

I don't think any actress has had the rapid career trajectory of Jessica Chastain -- in 2010 she was a virtual unknown, and in a few weeks she will likely be nominated for an Oscar for the second consecutive year. She's already been nominated for many other awards for Zero Dark Thirty, in which she stars as a CIA operative named Maya who was instrumental in locating Osama bin Laden's hiding place.

Jessica Chastain on Preparing for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Even though Jessica Chastain is portraying a real person in the new film, Zero Dark Thirty, she didn’t have the opportunity to meet her.

Jessica Chastain Almost Blew Off Her Final Audition for ‘The Help’

Jessica Chastain talked to Marie Claire magazine recently and said that she almost blew off the the final audition for her Oscar nominated role in The Help.

Jessica Chastain on Her Wardrobe in ‘The Heiress’ and What She Whispers to Herself Every Night

After the announcement that Oscar-nominated workaholic actress Jessica Chastain would be making her Broadway debut in The Heiress in the lead role of Catherine, one wonders how Chastain feels about stepping out on a Broadway stage for the first time.