JESSICA CHASTAIN

  • Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' inspired by the movies he watched as a child March 27, 2014

    Las Vegas: It's tough to get writer-director Christopher Nolan to divulge details about the plot of his upcoming sci-fi movie 'Interstellar'. "We're right in the thick of the first cut of the film," he said on stage during a question and answer session at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las...
  • 'Interstellar' trailer: 'The Dark Knight' director returns with a scifi thriller December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The makers have revealed the first look of 'Interstellar'. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film features Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in pivotal roles. The film is scheduled to be released on November 7, 2014. ...
  • Not playing Hillary Clinton role in the biopic: Jessica Chastain June 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Jessica Chastain has dismissed reports that she is in the running to play former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a new biopic. Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, Scarlett Johansson and twotime Oscarnominee Chastain have reportedly been shortlisted for the role by film bosses, who are planning a story...
  • Aishwarya to join Madonna at a charity concert in London May 22, 2013

    London: After a dazzling show at Cannes Film Festival, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will join international singing stars Madonna and Beyonce at a mega charity concert in London next month. Rai, who will be joined by actor husband Abhishek Bachchan, has been confirmed as a celebrity presenter at the Chime...
  • Jessica Chastain to play 'Jane' in 'Tarzan' remake? March 8, 2013

    New York: 'Zero Dark Thirty' star Jessica Chastain could play 'Jane' in a new retelling of Tarzan's story. The 35-year-old actress, who recently got an Oscar nomination for her potrayal of a CIA agent in 'Zero Dark Thirty' is said to be the first choice for the role in a...
  • 'Lincoln,' 'Argo' in tight race as Oscars roll out red carpet February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Oscars rolled out the red carpet on Sunday for the movie industry's biggest night, with Iran hostage drama 'Argo' and presidential drama 'Lincoln' in a tight race for Best Picture. With several contests too close to call, a slate of big box office hits to celebrate and an...
  • Armani racks up early fashion wins at Oscars February 25, 2013

    Giorgio Armani could claim some big wins at the Oscars on Sunday night: The designer dressed Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis. Chastain, in a glistening copper-tone strapless gown with mermaid hem, looked like an old-world glamorous movie star, especially with her oversized vintage Harry Winston diamond earrings and bright red lipstick....
  • Nicholson, Hoffman join list of Oscar presenters February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Multiple Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present at this year's Oscars ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest' (1975) and 'As...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Too controversial for Oscars? February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Just three months ago, 'Zero Dark Thirty' looked like a strong contender for the movie industry's biggest prize. But when the Oscar for Best Picture is handed out on Sunday, the thriller about the decade-long U.S. hunt for, and 2011 killing of, Osama bin Laden is unlikely to...
  • Little audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan February 21, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan stars in 'Zero Dark Thirty', from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama Bin Laden. But the Academy Award nominated film about the hunt for the AlQaeda leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of...
  • Salma Hayek to host this year's Oscar Awards February 19, 2013

    Los Angeles: Academy has added actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta to its starstudded list of Oscar presenters. Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her leading performance in 'Frida'. She will be seen next in 'Grown Ups 2'. McCarthy earned a nomination for her performance...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark Thirty' February 16, 2013

    Sex, crime, and supernatural thrills have been staple ingredients of the films produced by the Bhatts, otherwise known as Bollywood's favorite Bmovie merchants. In his directorial debut Murder 3, Vishesh Bhatt, son of longtime producer Mukesh Bhatt, relies on all three of those staples, but blends them with some bizarre...
  • Friday releases: 'Murder 3', 'Zero Dark thirty' February 15, 2013

    At theatres this weekend, Randeep Hooda takes on Vivek Oberoi. And from Hollywood we have the Oscarnominated 'Zero Dark Thirty'. Mahesh Bhatt's nephew Vishesh Bhatt makes his directorial debut with 'Murder 3'. The third in the Murder series, this one's about a fashion photographer played by Randeep Hooda and his...
  • Friday Release 'Zero Dark Thirty': What to expect February 14, 2013

    Even after a relentless, decadelong pursuit that leads to the daring midnight raid of Osama bin Laden's compound, even as she unzips the body bag to verify that the bloody corpse inside is indeed that of the slain alQaida leader, Jessica Chastain's CIA officer character is defined primarily by her...
  • Jessica Chastain: Indians will relate to 'ZD30' February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Zero Dark Thirty' has earned Jessica Chastain her second Oscar nomination in consecutive years. She was earlier nominated for 'The Help'. She plays the role of CIA agent Maya in Kathryn Bigelow's 'ZD30'. Chastain talks about her career graph and the American foreign policies that are featured in...
  • 'Mama' Review: It accentuates style over story February 10, 2013

    Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nicolaj CosterWaldau, Daniel Kash, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse Director: Andres Muschietti Rating: 2 out of 5 Stretched from an exciting threeminute short film of the same name, 'Mama' the feature film, is not in any way exciting. It neither has a complicated story, nor is it a very serious film....
  • 'Mama' Review: More teasing than shocking horror February 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: A playful, elegantly made little horror film, 'Mama' teasingly sustains a game of hideandseek as it tantalizes the audience with fleeting apparitions of the title character while maintaining interest in two deeply disturbed little orphan girls. Being sold primarily on the name of its godfather, Guillermo del...
  • Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence attend Academy Awards Luncheon February 6, 2013

    The traditional Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon was held in Beverly Hills on Monday. Dozens of the 2013 Oscar nominees arrived in style at the luncheon. ...
  • Oscar night to have something for everyone: producers February 5, 2013

    Beverly Hills: With a high five from 9yearold actress Quvenzhane Wallis, and a pledge that Oscar night will have something for everyone, the Academy Awards kicked into high gear on Monday at a luncheon for more than 160 nominees. Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Joaquin Phoenix, Kathryn Bigleow,...
  • Oscar producers aim to cut out the boring parts February 5, 2013

    Beverly Hills: The producers of the Academy Awards have good news for those watching at home: They're trying to cut out the boring parts. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say they watched 40 years of past ceremonies to finds ways to keep the show moving at a brisk...
  • Kathryn Bigelow: 'Zero Dark Thirty' has no agenda January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director in the history of the Academy Awards for 'The Hurt Locker' in 2010. Her latest film 'Zero Dark Thirty' has been nominated in five categories at this year's Oscars. Bigelow describes the philosophy behind 'ZD30' and the gender...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Nominations for Best Actress January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The actresses who have found their names in the nomination list of the best actress category of the 85th Academy Awards are Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty', Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook', Emmanuelle Riva in 'Amour', Quvenzhane Wallis in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and Naomi...
  • 'Artist' actor Jean Dujardin is AMPAS member now June 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 acclaimed names in movie industry, including actors Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Jonah Hill as new members. A number of the 2012 Academy Awards winners and nominees also received the prestigious invitations. They include 'The Artist' director Michel...
  • Vanity Fair picks Hollywood's leading ladies February 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: Vanity Fair unveiled the cover of its annual Hollywood issue on Tuesday, featuring 'fresh stars of 2012' who were chosen for the impact they made through movies, including Oscar nominees Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain. "We're looking for actresses who are doing great work on the screen. And if...
  • 'The Help' to release in India Nov 25 November 15, 2011

    Los Angeles: DreamWorks and Reliance Entertainment's social drama 'The Help', a universal story about the ability to create change, is scheduled to come out Nov 25. Directed by debutant Tate Taylor, 'The Help' is a big screen adaptation of novelist Kathryn Stockett's book of the same name. Set in Jackson, Mississippi...
  • Sneak Peek: What to expect from 'The Debt' August 29, 2011

    Starring Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain, 'The Debt' is a remake of an Israeli film that tells the story of a trio of retired Mossad agents forced back into action to finish a job. And while the film opens in Indian theaters on August 31, here's a quick...
  • Masand: 'The Tree of Life' is profound, poetic July 29, 2011

    Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken Director: Terrence Malick 'The Tree Of Life' is a hugely ambitious film. It polarizes audiences, calling for endless discussions and debate on what it's trying to say through its relentless visual ideas. This Palme D'Or winner is a modern mindbender. Writerdirector Terrence Malick...