Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For The Intern
Robert De Niro goes back to work
Ready For Pez: The Movie?
Sweets going scripted
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Tops The US Box Office
Cruise scales the charts, Vacation gets parked
First Teaser Trailer For Zoolander 2 Arrives
The film will need to be at least three time longer
Channing Tatum Officially Cast As Gambit
His X-deal is finally done
Trailer For The Little Prince Flies Online
Jeff Bridges learns what the fox says
Ian McShane Plays Game of Thrones
In a secret but 'important' role
Live-Action Naruto Developing At Lionsgate
FX man Michael Gracey set to direct
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper 1954-2015
Wrestler-turned-actor dies, aged 61
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 July 2015
The First Full-Length Trailer For Black Mass Arrives
Johnny Depp is Boston gangster Whitey Bulger
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
The Martian
01 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
A Most Violent Year (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Imitation Game (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Salomé
Empire Star Rating
Magic In The Moonlight (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jessica Chastain's Off To Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro will scare her again

07 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Jessica Chastain scored an Oscar nomination playing a steel-spined CIA operative looking to hunt down Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, and tangled with horror in Mama. She’ll need that tough attitude to survive Mama producer Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house, because Chastain is now part of the cast for Crimson Peak.

Del Toro is building quite the cast for the film, which he’s planned as an homage to the likes of The Haunting and Jack Clayton’s The Innocents. “I’ve always tried to make big-sized horror movies like the ones I grew up watching,” the writer/director told Deadline when Peak was first announced. “I think people are getting used to horror subjects done as found footage or B-value budgets. I wanted this to feel like a throwback.”

Chastain will join Emma Stone, Charlie Hunnam and Benedict Cumberbatch, who was recruited just last week to the joy of his fan base.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, one element of the film will be the story of a woman who discovers that her husband may not be who he claims, but there are no details on which of those cast so far will play which character or how they’ll interact. Guillermo wrote the script with regular partner Matthew Robbins and has recently polished it alongside Lucinda Coxon. He’ll kick off shooting next February.

As for Chastain, she’ll appear in The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby His and Hers alongside James McAvoy, and is shooting Miss Julie with Colin Farrell. The ever-busy del Toro is putting the finishing touches on Pacific Rim, due this summer.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

J. August Richards Joins SHIELD
And the show's name may change...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)