January 19, 2013

Jessica Chastain Wants To Get Her Hands Dirty And Play A Bond Villain

Jessica Chastain has quickly become both a critical and box office success in her short career. Her films Zero Dark Thirty and Mama have opened number one this month and is looking like she could pull-off a Best Actress Oscar this year. She's a workaholic grinding out a stagering amount of projects every year. According to a statement Jessica made to ThePlaylist she wants to "get her hands dirty" and play a Bond villain.

I'm sure Bond producers, Sony and MGM are foaming from the mouth with this comment. They tried very hard to cast Javier Bardem as the baddie in Skyfall mainly because of his impressive awards background and it paid-off handsomely in the end. Skyfall became the first Bond film to reach a billion, mainly due to the amount of time spent getting the cast pitch-perfect. Casting awards caliber actors for future installments will likely become important factor for the franchise moving forward into Bond 24.

Bond 24 of course is without a title but director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan are already putting together ideas for the next installment. The film is set for November 2014 release date and Mendes hasn't confirmed or denied his return. It's possible Sam could come back to make a Bond trilogy, since he's been so fond of what Nolan did with Batman. Those films being a major influence on Skyfall's look and tone. A rumor surfaced last year that Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit Trilogy, Sherlock) was being looked at as the next villain. Perhaps, an interesting way to go would be to have both Cumberbatch and Chastain as the baddies. It wouldn't hurt to have these two actors in one film either.

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