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THE DIVISION: Jessica Chastain In Negotiations To Star

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Jessica Chastain in talks to appear in The Division. The Academy Award-nominated Zero Dark Thirty and The Help actress is in talks to star the Tom Clancy video game adaptation.

Should the negotiations go through, Chastain will be acting alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, who also serves as a producer on the film.

The Division is one of a number of big screen adaptations of video games from Ubisoft Motion Pictures set to come out in the next few years. Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is set for release at the end of the year while plans are also underway for a Splinter Cell movie in the near future:

Released earlier this year, Tom Clancy’s The Division aims to offer a ground-breaking RPG experience that brings the genre into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms.

Tom Clancy’s The Division was released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in March and enjoyed the game industry’s biggest first-week launch for a new game franchise, generating $330 million globally.

The Division movie will be produced by Gyllenhaal himself alongside Ubisoft’s Gerard Guillemot. At this time, neither a writer or a director has been announced.

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