Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has an astoundingly full plate, doing press for her new film Zero Dark Thirty by day and starring in Broadway’s The Heiress by night. Even so the starlet already has an idea for her next project, according to The Boston Herald.
“There’s something, it hasn’t been announced but it’s pretty obscure," Chastain said. "Like in typical Chastain fashion, I mean not a lot of people will see this, but I have a very—it might be a Strindberg type thing, but we’ll see.” When asked if she might be starring in an adaptation of Miss Julie, Chastain reportedly made a face, that according to the Herald reporter, inferred “you guessed it.”
Set in 1874 in Sweden, Miss Julie tells the story of a young woman grappling with social structure, love and lust. Written by August Strindberg in 1888, Miss Julie first opened on Broadway in 1913 at the 48th Street Theatre. In 2009, Roundabout Theatre Company staged After Miss Julie, a sequel to the classic play set in 1945. Several film adaptations of the play have been released, including a 1999 version starring Saffron Burrows and Peter Mullan. Chastain did not elaborate on whether she would be starring in a film or stage version.
Chastain is currently making her Broadway debut in The Heiress. She earned an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Zero Dark Thirty, and an additional Oscar nod for The Help. Her additional film and TV credits include The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, Mama, Tar, Lawless, Wilde Salome and The Debt.