Jessica Chastain to Produce and Star in Adaptation of “Painkiller Jane”


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Academy Award-nominated actress is set to play tough New York City street cop with extraordinary powers in PAINKILLER JANE, an adaptation of the graphic novel series written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.

The film will follow Vasko as she is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near death experience, Jane develops exceptional regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.

Chastain will also produce the pic under her Freckle Films banner. Lenny Beckerman from Lotus Entertainment will also produce alongside Stephen L’Heureux from Solipsist Films. Palmiotti, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, and Ara Keshishian have signed on as executive .

Chastain can be seen next in the John Madden-directed Miss Sloane. She also stars in the upcoming adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife opposite Daniel Bruhl as well as Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game.

Chastain is repped by and .


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This news was first reported by Deadline.


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