Jessica Chastain will star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman, based on the 2012 novel by Chris Greenhalgh, Deadline reported. Chastain's Freckle Films has joined YRF Entertainment to produce the project from a script by Arash Amel.
"We are thrilled to be working with YRF and Arash Amel on Seducing Ingrid Bergman," said Chastain and Freckle Films' president of production and development Kelly Carmichael in a statement. "This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people."
A teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming animated feature The Breadwinner, adapted from the YA novel by Deborah Ellis, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Nora Twomey, the project is from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon and is executive produced by Angelina Jolie along with GKIDS' CEO/founder Eric Beckman and president David Jesteadt. A fall release is planned.
"I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter," said Jolie. "Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to do what no one should ask little girls to do. I hope this film is able to bring this discussion to a broader audience. As much as it is an important and very meaningful film, it also stands on its own as a great piece of art. Director Nora Twomey and her team have done something very special. They have breathed life into the characters and paid respect to the subject matter and to a country where women often struggle."