Jessica Chastain Circles Jane Role in ‘Tarzan’

The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star is rumored to be the top choice for the female lead in director David Yates' new jungle drama.
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Jessica Chastain Circles Jane Role in ‘Tarzan’

Jessica Chastain circles Jane role in Tarzan reboot There hasn't been much news about Warner Bros.' Tarzan reboot since David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) signed on to direct in November. Today, we have word that Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain is the front runner to portray Jane. It isn't known if an offer has been issued to the actress as of yet.

We also reported in November that True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård is the top contender to play the jungle king John Clayton III, a.k.a Tarzan. The story follows Tarzan as he goes on a mission to investigate a conflict in the Congo, at the behest of Queen Victoria. Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to play George Washington Williams, a Civil War veteran who joins forces with Tarzan to stop a nefarious warlord. Other actors such as Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam were previously considered for the title role.

David Yates is directing from a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, adapted from the 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Tarzan of the Apes. No production schedule was given.

Tarzan comes to theaters July 1st, 2016.


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