Jessica Chastain Will Star Opposite Colin Farrell in Film Adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie
31 Jan 2013
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Jessica Chastain, who currently plays the title role in Broadway's The Heiress, will star in a film adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, according to Variety.
Oscar and Tony nominee Liv Ullmann ("Face to Face," A Doll's House) will direct the adaptation, which will cast Chastain opposite film actor Colin Farrell ("Phone Booth," "Total Recall"). Samantha Morton will also appear in the film.
In Miss Julie, the daughter (Chastain) of a powerful count enters into a dangerously flirtatious relationship with a footman on her father's estate. The work debuted on Broadway in February 1956.
Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte will produce the upcoming film.
Chastain, who received an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in "Zero Dark Thirty," is currently making her Broadway debut as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.