December 09, 2016

Jessica Chastain up for role in Kathryn Bigelow’s Seal Team 6 thriller


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Jessica Chastain had a massive year in 2011, appearing in multiple Oscar-worthy projects from “The Help” to “The Tree of Life.” She has the potential to carry that momentum into 2012 by picking in-depth, fascinating scripts and directors to work with. Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow certainly qualifies.

Chastain reportedly is in talks to join Bigelow’s military thriller about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, according to EW.com. She wouldn’t play one of the Seal Team 6 members who took the terrorist down. Instead, Chastain would play a field intelligence analyst who helped the team find him in Pakistan.

Bigelow’s project was penned by “The Hurt Locker” writer Mark Boal (who won the Oscar for that effort). Sony plans to release it on Dec. 19, so casting should ramp up very soon if Bigelow is going to hit her mark.

Chastain is the latest rumored cast member, as other reports are linking Joel Edgerton (“Warrior”), Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez to the ensemble. We’ll bring you updates as they come along.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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