Jessica Chastain has found her next role. Chastain will be starring in and producing the upcoming Painkiller Jane from Lotus Entertainment and Solipsist Films. The film will be based on the graphic novel series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.
Chastain will be playing the role of Jane Vasko. Vasko is known for being a tough New York City police officer, she is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a drug, human trafficking ring. She has a near death experience and as a result, develops regenerative abilities that become a massive advantage. Vasko wants revenge and becomes an unstoppable force, leaving behind only death and destruction.
This casting seems perfect for Chastain, who is no stranger to strong female characters. She brings a layer of depth to every role that goes beyond a physical transformation, so taking on Vasko, will be yet another example of that.
Graphic novelist Palmiotti is no stranger to writing in-depth roles for females. The author has written takes on Deadpool, Jonah Hex and is currently working on a Harley Quinn run for DC.
No other casting news or a release date has been announced.
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