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It seems that Jessica Chastain is the toast of Tinseltown these days.
The 30-year-old thesp appeared in four films that released in the last 12 months — including the "Tree of Life" and "The Help," for which she earned a Golden Globe Awards nomination. But this beauty isn't sitting on her laurels. She is busy lining up an insane ambitious number of new projects.
Topping her list? A starring role in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the Russell Banks novel "The Darling."
According to The Playlist, the story is set in Liberia and the United States over a period of 16 years from 1975 to 1991, and follows Hannah Musgrave (Chastain), a political extremist who operates as a member of the Weather Underground. When she and her husband are forced to flee America to West Africa, they befriend a warlord (whoa!) who eventually puts her family, and life, in peril.
OK, so forgive us for stating the obvious, but when you hang out with African warlords, what do you expect?
Though details for the project remain slim (and Chastain has a bevy of other flicks to tackle before this as well), it seems the pieces are falling into place. Regardless of how long it takes to get everything together, one thing is certain: Chastain is on her way to being the critics' "Darling" in more ways than one.