Jessica Chastain launches film production company, Freckle Films

Chastain is also reportedly in early negotiations to star in upcoming Aaron Sorkin film, Molly's Game.
By Marilyn Malara  |  Feb. 19, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has launched her own production company, Freckle Films, in the midst of early negotiations for a lead role in Aaron Sorkin's directional debut, Molly's Game.

Chastain's venture, of which she will act as president alongside Elise Siegel, has also completed its first deal to partner with Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures (American Honey, Freak Show) for upcoming projects.

"I'm excited to launch Freckle Films, and I can't imagine a better production partner than Maven Pictures," Chastain said, according to Deadline.

"Trudie and Celine are not only both highly experienced and successful producers, but the projects they've created demonstrate their tenacious dedication to strong characters and compelling stories that clearly resonate with audiences. It's an honor to work with them, as well as their company, one that mirrors many of the goals that I aspire to achieve with Freckle Films."

Collectively, Freckle and Maven have already begun two film projects based on the books The Magician's Lie by Greer Macalister and Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagan.

Reports say screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has offered Chastain the lead role in his directorial debut Molly's Game. The actress and producer is reportedly in early negotiations for the film, as she is also expected to appear in John Madden's Miss Sloane.

Recently, Chastain finished production for The Zookeeper's Wife and will be most immediately seen in upcoming Huntsman sequel Winter's War.

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