Jessica Chastain is in Talks to Star in “The Forgiven”

Jessica Chastain. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9306496y)

Variety reports that Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star in The Forgiven. 

Should the It: Chapter 2 star board the project she is set to star alongside Ralph Fiennes and Caleb Landry Jones in the big-screen adaptation of the Lawrence Osborne novel. 

Also starring are Saïd Taghmaoui and Mark Strong. 

The film follows the impact of a tragic accident in the lives of an English couple attending a party at a luxurious desert villa in Morocco. Playing the couple are Fiennes and Chastain, but it won’t be the first time the two have teamed on screen — they previously starred together in Coriolanus in 2011. 

Directing The Forgiven is John Michael McDonagh.