Anders Danielsen Lie And Josh Charles Joining Anne Hathaway In Thriller ‘Mothers Instinct’

Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway are starring in an upcoming psychological thriller titled ‘Mothers Instinct’ which kicked off filming in the States earlier this month.

And the movie added two late additions to the cast. It was reported this week that Anders Danielsen Lie and Josh Charles have officially joined the cast.

Mothers Instinct‘ is based on Barbara Abel’s novel, Derrière la Haine.

It tells the story of Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway), two best friends and mothers living an outwardly idyllic life a stone’s throw from each other in 1960s America. But the manicured lawns and successful husbands fade into the background when a tragic accident unravels their bond and gives way to guilt, suspicion and paranoia.

The film was recently acquired by Neon for U.S. distribution, which certainly seems like a good indication that it’s a solid story. Neon is right up there with A24 when it comes to putting out legit bangers.

In addition to starring in the flick, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway will both serve as producers.

No word on a potential release date.

Watch The First Trailer For ‘The Forgiven’ Starring Jessica Chastain And Ralph Fiennes

John Michael McDonagh’s latest crime thriller, The Forgiven, is set to hit theaters this summer, and to get everyone excited, the studio dropped the first trailer.

The movie, which is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne, stars Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain as a couple on their way to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. They’re set to attend a lavish weekend party thrown by their friends at a fancy villa.

But on their way, they accidentally hit and run over a local teenage boy.

Arriving late at the grand villa with the debauched party raging, the couple attempts to cover up the incident with the collusion of the local police. But when the boy’s father arrives seeking justice, the stage is set for a tension-filled culture clash in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.

Certainly sounds like a decent premise, and Chastain and Fiennes are both incredible actors, so we have high hopes for this film.

The movie had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September of 2021. It’s set to hit theaters on July 1, 2022.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch Andrew Garfield And Jessica Chastain In First Trailer For ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’

Bless us for this special day. The first trailer for the Searchlight Pictures film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, has been released.

The movie, which is about the rise, fall, and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye, stars Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain.

In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, played by Garfield, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.

Michael Showalter directed this film based on a script by Abe Sylvia. In addition to Garfield and Chastain, this movie also stars the talented Vincent D’Onofrio, Sam Jaeger and Cherry Jones.

The trailer looks like it should be an interesting little movie. Lots of talented people involved in the making of this film, so we’re hoping it doesn’t disappoint.

Check out the trailer below. It’s set to hit theaters September 17, 2021.

Lupita Nyong’o And Jessica Chastain’s Spy Thriller ‘The 355’ Pushed Back A Year

Back at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, Universal Pictures purchased domestic distribution rights for ‘The 355‘ for a cool $20 million.

The female-led heist thriller stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Kruger.

The globe-trotting espionage thriller follows a group of international spies — a brigade that also includes Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing — who team up to stop a potentially world-altering event. Together, the five women form a faction called ‘355,’ a nod to the assembly of female spies that united during the American Revolution

It was supposed to hit theaters on January 15, 2021, but thanks to the pandemic, it has been pushed back one year, to January 14, 2022.

You have to believe that was a tough decision for the studio, considering they’ve been sitting on this movie for a couple years. Now they have to wait another year.

But after paying $20 million for it, they want to make sure theaters are fully open when they finally decide to release it. If all goes according to plan, things should be at least 90% normal come Summer 2021, so the release date changes should begin to slow down.

We’ll probably see a few more, with films that were rescheduled to be released in January or February, but everything after March/April should be good to go.

Jessica Chastain And Sam Rockwell Star In Trailer For ‘Woman Walks Ahead’

Fresh off a Best Supporting Actor win at the Oscars, Sam Rockwell returns to the big screen in Susanna White’s historical drama Woman Walks Ahead.

The film stars Jessica Chastain as widowed artist Catherine Weldon who travels alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull. But while she’s there, she finds herself in the middle of conflict between the Lakota tribe and the US Army.

It premiered at TIFF last year, and the reaction was pretty mixed. It doesn’t look like it’s a bad film, but maybe just a bit of a boring one.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters June 29, 2018. You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

“Based on true events, Woman Walks Ahead tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship—and his life—are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position.”

Jessica Chastain Confirmed For ‘It: Chapter 2’ And Bill Hader Could Be Joining Her!

Just yesterday (April 12) we told you that ‘It: Chapter 2′ was scheduled to start filming in July in Toronto, and we should expect to hear more casting news soon.

Well, we were right. It was confirmed late Thursday that Jessica Chastain will play the grown up version of Beverly Marsh. It’s a great casting decision considering she looks like the mother of the actress who played Beverly in the original film. As you all know, this sequel will feature a 27-year time jump to show the characters returning to their hometown as adults to take on Pennywise once again.

In addition to the Chastain casting news, we are now hearing that Bill Hader and James McAvoy are in talks to join her. McAvoy is in talks for the role of Bill and Hader is going for the role of Richie, who was played by Finn Wolfhard in the original movie.

Sources stress that negotiations are early and that the script is still being worked on,” but we wouldn’t be surprised to hear official confirmations soon. I believe Hader and McAvoy would be great in the movie.

We will continue to keep you posted as more casting news is released. We’re sure every actor in Hollywood wants to be involved. This sequel is basically a guaranteed success. The first installment made over $700 million worldwide.

Jessica Chastain Is In Talks To Star As Beverly In The Upcoming ‘It’ Sequel

Right after it was revealed the ‘It‘ sequel would jump several years into the future to show the kids as adults, fans started campaigning for Jessica Chastain to play the adult version of Beverly.

And it looks like those fans are going to get their wish. According to multiple sources, the 40-year-old actress is in talks to star as Beverly in the sequel. The negotiations are still in the early stages, but both sides want the deal to close. We already know that director Andy Muschietti will return to direct, Gary Dauberman has returned to write the script, and Bill Skarsgard will return as Pennywise.

It: Part 2 is expected to be released September 6, 2019, which means more casting news will be released soon. Things will be moving pretty fast now.

“Chastain has been linked to the sequel for some time following its monster opening weekend, as the Muschiettis mentioned her in an interview with Variety as a top choice to play adult Beverly in the sequel. Rumors even surfaced of a post-credits scene in which Chastain could have made a cameo, though that never came to fruition.”

As mentioned above, this sequel will feature the kids as adults, and they’ll be forced to face Pennywise one more time. We will keep you posted as more information is released. It was one of my favorite films of 2017, so I can’t wait to see what they do with the sequel.

Jessica Chastain And Octavia Spencer Will Team Up To Star In Road Trip Comedy

The last time Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer were on the big screen together was back in 2011 for The Help. That movie did very well at the box office and with critics, and now they’re hoping their next film together has the same success.

According to the report, the script for this road trip comedy resulted in a bidding war between Paramount, Universal and Fox. Universal put in the highest bid and now holds the rights.

The project is still untitled and plot details are hard to find, but it’s being compared to the 1987 classic Planes, Trains And Automobiles. Both Spencer and Chastain will play women trying to get home in time for the holidays.

So basically, Chastain and Spencer will most likely be playing two complete opposites who are forced to join together to make it home to their respective families. It will be interesting to see Chastain try her hand at comedy. I’m assuming she’ll be playing more of the straight man, but that’s also the role Spencer typically plays, so we’ll see what happens.

We will keep you posted as more information about this film is released. For now, keep it on your radar.

Movie Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Bad Pacing, Poor Acting and a Confusing Plot

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If I saw the first Huntsman movie, I couldn’t tell you. I will tell you after seeing its sequel, I doubt I ever will. One dimensional storytelling and two of the worst accents I’ve ever heard turned this into a miss for me.

This story follows Snow White and The Huntsman, though apparently Kristen Stewart was in the last one and doesn’t appear here. This sequel kind of tries to pull in some Frozen by sticking in an evil Snow Queen played by Emily Blunt. Chris Helmsworth reprises his role as The Huntsman and this time is dealing with her, and her desire to revive her sister.

Yeah, they actually tried to shamelessly cash in on two movies, by slipping a little Frozen in, though a decidedly more adult version. It’s really attacking that mass consumer index from all angles.

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I think an accountant may have written this movie. At least I would think that, if it wasn’t so damn pretty. Because it is a good looking movie. Every single inch of it, from the cast, to the CGI, fight scenes, backdrop and lighting is gorgeous to look at.

Then, Chris Helmsworth spits out line after line with a Scottish accent only a cartoon character would sport. Its painful to listen to. The first time he did it, I laughed in surprise. The accent was so distracting that I decided to look into the first movie, and watched a few clips.

Why was he Scottish in this movie, but not that one? Can you do that? Suddenly just become Scottish? Is that like The Huntsman’s superpower? The sudden, inexplicable ability to sound like the Scottish version of Yosemite Sam?


Also, I was so confused as to what was going on. I mean, seriously lost through the vast majority of it. I think this is supposed to be one of those sequel/prequels, where they slip in the backstory through the story, but the pacing was off and most of the time, I was too busy laughing at that bad accent to care.

If this was on mute, I might think it was a different movie. They invested a lot into effect, but feels like they threw together a script over a weekend and decided to let Helmsworth try out his new accent just because. The attempt to squeeze every little coin out of this franchise is sad.

It got some disappointing results at the box office. It hit number 2 in the box-office at its debut and has earned about $19 million, but I’m guessing that’s not nearly what the first one made. I think they tried to get too much out of the movie and as a result, lost the magic that likely drew viewers to the original. But I have to admit, seeing this gives me no desire at all to see the original. Bad pacing, poor acting and a confusing plot made this too much trouble to watch, despite how pretty it was to look at.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

2 Stars

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Movie Review: Crimson Peak – Not Heart Pounding, But Unsettling And Darkly Beautiful


Let’s start off by saying that while Crimson Peak has been advertised as a ghost story, it’s not so much that as it is a story with a ghost in it.

We start out by meeting the lead Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), a woman who had unusual desires for a woman in the late 1800s. She wants to be a famous writer, rather than a wife. Her dad has other idea, wanting her to marry the local Dr. McMichael (Charlie Hunnam). However, Edith instead focuses on a poor, but aristocratic Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). She’s seduced by his dream of restarting the red clay mine of his family home. After her father’s mysterious death, Edith marries Thomas, only to start receiving mysterious warnings from her dead mother, about the place she’s gone to live, referred to as Crimson Peak.


There’s quite a bit to say about the acting in this film, as there’s not much action. The characters must be carried by nothing more than dialog or the occasionally nefarious look. In that Mia Wasikowska is great as a wide eyed girl. growing increasingly suspicious of her husband’s family. Thomas Sharpe, played by Tom Hiddleston, is equally good, playing the loving husband with a nefarious side as well. And Jessica Chastain, who got the rare opportunity to spread her wings as the nefarious sister, might have found her best role yet.

However, even the excellent acting fades away among the amazing visuals that are this film. It’s a gothic story, with an excellent, complex gothic atmosphere. Everything from the scenery and the small details of the gothic home, all the way to the score that plays in the background competes for your attention. It’s a thrilling, gorgeous film that is carried based on excellent direction and beautiful visuals.


Their story is a simple one. Girl looking to solve mystery. However, it’s simple because it needs to be. The characters themselves are so multifaceted, the background so rich, that if we were dealing with a complex story, it would feel like a messy mishmash. Instead, the balance is perfectly formed, ensuring that you can understand the plot while you enjoy the characters.

I do have to point out that this is not a scary horror flick. It’s less about monsters and spirits than it is the atmosphere. If you were a fan of The Others, then it’s likely you’d enjoy this. However, if you’re looking for something like Hellboy, this is not the flick for you. The conflict here is internally driven and much of the horror is purely cerebral.

Towards the end of the movie, the momentum slows a bit and some might find that it drags. In addition, the CGI effects for the ghosts were a bit underwhelming. However, the atmosphere and the characters carry this well enough. While it might not be heart pounding, it’s certainly an unsettling, darkly beautiful movie that viewers with tamer horror tastes will likely enjoy.

If that’s your kind of style, and The Others is among your favorites, than Crimson Peak is absolutely worth the watch.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

4 stars

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