Rebecca Hall To Replace Jessica Chastain In IRON MAN 3

Rebecca Hall To Replace Jessica Chastain In IRON MAN 3

According to Variety actress Rebecca Hall from The Town is in negotiations to replace Jessica Chastain as one of the female leads in Shane Black's Iron Man 3.

Variety is reporting that Rebecca Hall, who starred in Ben Affleck's The Town is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Iron Man 3. If she signs on she will be replacing Jessica Chastain, who just yesterday dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. The role is reportedly Maya Hansen, a female scientist and old flame of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Thesp would play a scientist who plays a pivotal role in the creation of a nanotechnology, known as Extremis, that winds up being sold to terrorists.

Plot will borrow elements from Warren Ellis' six-issue "Iron Man: Extremis," that also heavily influenced the first "Iron Man" pic, and focuses on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology.

Iron Man 3 will be directed by Shane Black, and is expected to hit theaters May 3, 2013! The film stars: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes), and with Ben Kingsley as the main villain.

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