2011 is the year of Jessica Chastain. The star of the upcoming The Debt -- out in theaters August 31 -- The Help, Tree of Life and fall’s Texas Killing Fields,is as grounded as ever when we meet her for a video interview.
Chastain is gloriously happy and she should be as the film we’re here to chat about, The Debt, is a terse thriller the ushers in the fall movie season with crisp thrills and a stellar cast.
In The Debt, Chastain is Rachel. In her hands is the film’s story about a twenty-something undercover Mossad agent and her team of three in East Berlin casing and capturing a wanted Nazi criminal. The story jumps 30 years into the future with Helen Mirren portraying Rachel as their work in Germany was far from over and the consequences have caught up with them three decades later.
Jessica is not done with her fabulous year as her talent will also be on display in fall’s Coriolanus opposite Ralph Fiennes in the Shakespearean update and Take Shelter.