[On how she decided to be an actress] My grandmother took me to see David Cassidy in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and I thought, I want to be up there. We sat down and the play started and there was a girl of my age who opened this huge book and started narrating and I thought, ‘This is a job. She gets to wear cool costumes and this is what I am going to do.’ Ever since then I have always known I was going to be an actor
[News] Jessica Set to Lead Weinstein Comedy “PLUS ONE”
Jessica Chastain has signed on to star in the two-hander comedy PLUS ONE from The Weinstein Company and Gloria Sanchez Productions. The studio is interested in Amy Schumer to play her co-star. Written by April Prosser, the story follows a woman named Rachel that finds herself lost after coming out of a long term relationship. With all of her closest friends married, she has no choice but to turn to her wild and crude acquaintance Summer to be her wing-woman and get her back into the dating scene.
Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to producethe comedy, along with Harvey Weinstein. Sources confirm that the Weinstein Co. is waiting to land a director until after Chastain’s co-star is officially cast.