Jessica Chastain

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Top Contender for Hillary Biopic: Carey Mulligan

Film to tell story of Clinton's early career

(Newser) - Under-40s actresses in Hollywood have been clamoring for the role of Hillary Clinton in an upcoming biopic, but insiders say Carey Mulligan has the best shot. The actress is set to meet with director James Ponsoldt to iron out details. But though the filmmakers and Mulligan are hoping for a... More »

Jessica Chastain Skips Father's Memorial Service

But she didn't consider him her true dad

(Newser) - Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain didn't attend her father's memorial service yesterday—but it's not because she's too busy, the Daily News reports. Chastain hasn't communicated with biological father Michael Monasterio in years and considers Michael Hastey, her stepdad, to be her true father. Chastain hasn'... More »

7 Actors Hit By the 'Oscar Curse'

Careers crashed and burned, at least briefly, after award

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain is quite the "it" girl right now. Not only are her movies doing well at the box office , she recently won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar . But she should watch out: Award winners often go on to, shall we say, less than award-worthy... More »

Hansel and Gretel Wins, Movie 43 Bombs

Winter weather cripples R-rated films

(Newser) - A bone-chilling rush of weather spelled bad news for three new R-rated films at the domestic box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . The poorly reviewed action-comedy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ($19 million) starring Jeremy Renner limped into first, while Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez misfired with Parker ($7 million)... More »

Jessica Chastain Movies Rule the Roost

'Mama,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Take Top Spots

(Newser) - Girl power: Jessica Chastain beat out Hollywood tough guys like Mark Wahlberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger to rule the holiday-weekend box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . Her new PG-13 horror film Mama ($28.1 million) debuted at No.1, knocking her Zero Dark Thirty ($17.6 million) to second spot. The... More »

Oscar Nominees Include Oldest, Youngest Actresses

Quvenzhane Wallis is 9, and Emmanuelle Riva is 85

(Newser) - The Oscars made a little history with this morning's nominations : They include the oldest woman nominated for best actress—85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva—along with the youngest—9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, reports the Los Angeles Times . Quvenzhane was only 6 when she shot Beasts of the Southern Wild, about a girl... More »

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