As a very vocal member of the Time’s Up movement, it appears that Jessica Chastain is taking her own advice to heart, as she begins to produce her own series of female-led films. Perhaps the most high-profile project she has on her docket is the spy film “355,” which stars Chastain alongside Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o, and (maybe) Fan Bingbing. However, before she launches that new franchise, the actress has another female-led action film she’ll unleash on audiences titled “Eve.”
And in our first look at Chastain’s action film, we see a version of the actress that we really haven’t seen before — bloody and beaten. The actress has made a name for herself in her incredible filmography, which includes two Oscar nominations for films “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.” But now, Chastain wants to be a serious action star and as we see in the first picture from “Eve,” it looks like she might be heading in that direction.
“Eve” tells the story of an assassin who works for a black ops organization (as per usual) that travels all around the world knocking off high-profile targets. However, as is a common workplace occurrence for an assassin, when a hit goes wrong, Chastain’s Eve must fight her life.
The film has already been the source of a little bit of controversy, as “Eve” was written, and originally directed, by Matthew Newton, who has previously been charged with domestic violence. After fan outcry, Newton left the project, and Tate Taylor, who directed “The Help” and “The Girl on the Train,” stepped in to take over.
Joining Chastain in the cast are Colin Farrell, Common, John Malkovich, Geena Davis, and Joan Chen.
There’s no release date for “Eve,” as the film is still looking for a distributor. However, with a cast like this and a director such as Taylor, we’re guessing distribution will be no problem.
Here’s the synopsis, as well as the first look picture:
Eve (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. when a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.