Jessica Chastain Signs On For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’

Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror effort Crimson Peak.

The busy filmmaker has added yet another acclaimed actress to his proposed haunted house movie. The Pacific Rim director previously cast The Amazing Spider-Man alum Emma Stone in his new flick.

Stone and Chastain will be joined by Charlie Hunnam and Benedict Cumberbatch when the film begins production next February. The film will reportedly be financed by the folks at Legendary Pictures. The filmmaker and the company previously joined forces for Pacific Rim.

Universal Pictures is likely to handle distribution once Crimson Peak is ready to terrify audiences across the country.

“It’s a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story.It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules,” Guillermo Del Toro previously told Deadline.

Chastain was last seen in Andres Muschietti’s Mama, a horror movie produced by Guillermo Del Toro. If you missed the film in theaters, then you can pick up a copy on Blu-ray or DVD on May 7.

Jessica Chastain has also joined writer-director Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. The love story will find the award-winning actress starring opposite James McAvoy. The tale is set to unfold across two standalone movies: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers.

The Zero Dark Thirty star is also attached to star in director Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie with Colin Farrell. The project is a big-screen adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 play. The story was previously tackled by Mike Figgis back in 1999.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates recently confirmed that Jessica Chastain will star as Jane in his upcoming reboot of Tarzan. Alexander Skarsgard is on-board to tackle the title role in the flick. In short, the actress is going to busy for quite a while.

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