Jessica Chastain Is Out In “The Fields”

Jessica Chastain (“Jolene,” “Stolen,” “Law & Order: Trial By Jury”) has scored the female lead role in the dark murder thriller “The Fields” for Forward Pass says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on a true story, the story follows a pair of cops investigating a string of nearly sixty unsolved murders over two decades amidst the oil refineries and industrial wastelands of in the south-east Gulf Coast region of Texas. He soon finds himself fighting two sets of fierce killers in an effort to save a street kid named Little Anne.

Chastain will play a former rodeo queen turned homicide detective and the ex-wife of Worthington’s character. She’s also on the hunt for the killers, whether he helps or not.

Don Ferrarone penned the script and Ami Canaan Mann will direct. Jeffrey Dean Morgan also stars with shooting to kick off in April in Louisiana.

Chastain also starred with Worthington in John Madden’s “The Debt” remake where the pair played the younger incarnations of Helen Mirren and Ciaran Hinds’ characters. Due to the collapse of Miramax, it’s uncertain if that film will ever see the light of day.