Jessica Chastain is a (literally) bloody assassin in the first image from Eve, the upcoming action-thriller that reunites Chastain with The Help director Tate Taylor. The pair have gone on to become far bigger names since the success of their Oscar-winning historical drama, with Chastain lining up roles in a variety of hits (ranging from space odysseys Interstellar and The Martian to docudrama-thriller Zero Dark Thirty) and Taylor trying his hand at everything from musician biopics (Get on Up) to adaptations of best-selling mystery thrillers (The Girl on the Train).
Taylor and Chastain are once again tackling a new genre with Eve, a film that casts Chastain as the titular character - a "deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits". Chastain is joined in the film by a noteworthy ensemble that includes Colin Farrell, Geena Davis, John Malkovich, Common, and Jess Weixler, who's also costarring with Chastain in next year's Stephen King horror movie sequel, IT: Chapter Two (where Chastain plays adult Beverly Marsh).
Nicolas Chartier and Dominic Rustam are producing Eve for Voltage Pictures, with Chastain further serving as the film's producer in addition to starring. The movie doesn't have a release date yet, but is being shopped around to potential buyers at the 2018 American Film Market, which began yesterday (Wednesday, October 31) and runs through to November 7. You can check out the first image of Chastain in Eve below, courtesy of Collider.
While Taylor is far from a stranger to action-oriented films, her role in Eve promises to be her most physically grueling and challenging turn to date (as this first-look photo illustrates). The movie's synopsis reveals that "when a job goes dangerously wrong [Eve] is forced to fight for her own survival", which suggests the film will be something of an assassin-on-the-run thriller in the vein of John Wick. Appropriately enough, Common is coming off a role in last year's John Wick: Chapter 2, where he also played a hitman.
Eve ran into some trouble early on, after the film's original director and writer Matthew Newton stepped down, amidst reports of his domestic violence charges from 2007. The movie seems to be moving along steadily now and shouldn't have much trouble attracting buyers at the AFM, ahead of its expected theatrical release in 2019. Eve might not have the most original premise, but Chastain getting her John Wick on is certainly something to be excited about.
We will bring you additional details on Eve as they become available.