Jessica Chastain joins 'Crimson Peak' star cast

The Oscar-nominated actress is reportedly in negotiations with Toro to star in his new thriller, reported Contactmusic. Legendary Pictures are to produce and help finance the film with Universal Pictures and production is to begin in February 2014.

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain. Pic/AFP

"The film will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules," Toro had said. The filmmaker penned the script with his writing partner Matthew Robbins and recently hired Lucinda Coxon, who wrote "The Crimson Petal and The White", to rework his draft.

Chastain has only committed herself to Liv Ullmann's "Miss Julie" following the success of "Zero Dark Thirty" - in which she played real life CIA agent Maya - but she has also been linked to the role of Jane in David Yates' remake of "Tarzan". She can next be seen alongside James McAvoy in Ned Benson's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby", due for release later this year.

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