Movie News: Jessica Chastain To Scale Guillermo Del Toro’s CRIMSON PEAK

Written by Kris Heys Friday, 05 April 2013

Movie News

And here’s us thinking we were innuendoed out after all those PACIFIC RIM gags! Turns out it’s almost impossible to write a headline regarding Del Toro’s upcoming horror film without making it sound vaguely dirty too. Anyway… 

Just a day on from the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch in an unspecified role, Del Toro has added another major talent to his new directorial outing in the form of the Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain, who recently starred in MAMA (above), which he produced. Details of the movie are still under wraps, but the filmmaker has in the past described it as a “ghost story/gothic romance”.

Del Toro developed the script alongside veteran screenwriter Matthew Robbins (who was previously responsible for the likes of *BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED and DRAGONSLAYER, and has also worked with Guillermo in the past providing the script for MIMIC, and the yet-to-be produced PINOCCHIO) and UK playwright Lucinda Coxon. Other cast members already confirmed are Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam, who must have thoroughly enjoyed his PACIFIC RIM job* to return to Guillermo's employ so soon.

*Ok, that’s the last time we make that joke, promise.

More as CRIMSON PEAK develops...

PACIFIC RIM opens in UK cinemas July 12th.

Source: THR

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