Sep 19, 2014

Oscar talk: A 'Most Violent' entry for Jessica Chastain


It’s official: Jessica Chastain rounds out 2014 with three major releases. First was her passion project, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which will soon be followed by Interstellar. And now there’s news that Chastain and Oscar Isaac’s new movie (they’re Juilliard BFFs, btw) will hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York on New Year’s Eve, qualifying it for Oscars consideration (by a hair).

Official description: A Most Violent Year, directed by J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) is set during the winter of 1981 (statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history). It follows the lives of a businessman as he attempts to capitalize on the American Dream, but the rampant violence, decay and corruption of the day threaten to destroy all he and his family have built.

Since no one has seen the movie yet, it’s too early to tell how strongly this Violent Year will be able to muscle into the Oscar race. But one thing’s for sure: We’re about to see a whole lot of Miz Chastain hitting the red carpet! Hip hip.



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