But in her new film “Mama,” she takes on her most challenging role yet. In the film, she plays Victoria, who is found in the woods five years after disappearing, along with her sister Lily.
Director Moisés Kaufman’s tepid production of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s sturdy melodrama based on Henry James’ “Washington Square” has a miscast Jessica Chastain front and center.
“Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker,” stars Jessica Chastain as CIA agent Maya.
Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Oscar-nominated for her role in “Zero Dark Thirty,” says that upon reading the script for the latter, “I knew from page two that I had to be a part of this film.”
Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain sits down with the SAG Foundation on Thursday to discuss her career and her performance in "Zero Dark Thirty."
Elegant and chilly, "Mama" does almost as much right (primarily a wary Chastain as a reluctant mother) as it does wrong--such as a feral child gnawing on paper towels.
Kathryn Bigelow's highly anticipated follow up to "The Hurt Locker" screened for audience's on Sunday, and critics are already singing its praises.