Jessica Chastain is following up HBO’s up to date tackle “Scenes from a Marriage” with one other adaptation. The 2-time Oscar nominee has optioned the TV rights to “The College for Good Moms,” Jessamine Chan’s debut novel, through her manufacturing firm, Freckle Movies. “She is known to have crushed a lot of rivals to the rights,” per Deadline. “Discovering ‘Ohana” director Jude Weng and Endeavor Content material are becoming a member of forces with Chastain on the venture.
Revealed stateside this week, “The College for Good Moms” “sees one lapse in judgment land a younger mom in a authorities reform program the place custody of her youngster hangs within the steadiness,” the supply teases. The dystopian story “follows Frida Liu, who leaves her daughter alone for a couple of hours, forcing authorities officers to find out whether or not she is a candidate for a Massive Brother-like establishment that measures the success or failure of a mom’s devotion.” The guide has been in comparison with Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Story,” which served because the supply materials for Hulu’s Elisabeth Moss-starrer of the identical identify.
Chastain and Weng are among the many venture’s exec producers.
Weng, whose many small display screen credit embrace “Black-ish,” “The Good Place,” and “Loopy Ex-Girlfriend,” will direct. Deadline notes that “she was the primary Asian-American lady ever to direct a half-hour broadcast community pilot.” She has a series in development at NBC. Titled “Leftover Daughters,” the comedy follows a single Chinese language-American lady and her circle of single household and mates who’re looking for love and happiness and coping with the stress of cultural traditions.
You’ll be able to catch Chastain subsequent in “The 355,” a star-studded spy thriller that hits theaters January 7. “I really feel just like the movie business has actually received feminine spies incorrect,” she told Empire. “They’ve portrayed them as honeypots, and that’s not the fact of the scenario. Ladies weren’t getting used for his or her our bodies, they have been getting used for his or her minds, which is a extra fascinating idea.” The “Eyes of Tammy Faye” star continued, “Previously seven years, I’ve actually regarded on the initiatives I’ve joined and the components that I’ve performed by way of, ‘What distinction am I making? How can I form a dialog?’ I by no means actually had the dream of being an motion hero in any respect, however the actuality is I’m excited to have 13-year-old ladies and 13-year-old boys see ladies in these roles. It’s crucial for society. We’ve moved towards the established order, and we’re creating our personal narrative for it. This movie is, in some sense, a political act.”
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