Jessica Chastain To Play Lead Role In Painkiller Jane
Additional cast members have yet to be announced for the project, but Chastain is set to collaborate with a number of producers on it. Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian, Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman, and Jimmy Palmiotti, one of the two authors who wrote the original graphic novel series, will all serve as Chastain’s co-producers on the movie:
Chastain, no stranger to playing tough female roles, will play Jane Vasko, a New York City street cop who gets 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.
Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman will produce along with Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) and Chastain through her Freckle Films banner. Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian and Palmiotti will exec produce.
The graphic novel series was published by Paperfilms.
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