Jessica Chastain Set To Star In And Produce Graphic Novel Adaptation PAINKILLER JANE

Jessica Chastain Set To Star In And Produce Graphic Novel Adaptation PAINKILLER JANE

Jessica Chastain Set To Star In And Produce Graphic Novel Adaptation PAINKILLER JANE

Reports are coming in that Jessica Chastain has signed on to star as super-powered police office Jane Vasko in the big-screen adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti & Joe Quesada's graphic novel, Painkiller Jane.

According to Deadline, Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, The Huntsman: Winter's War) will play Jane Vasko in a feature adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada's Painkiller Jane. The always in-demand actress will also produce through her Freckle Films banner, along with Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman and Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux.

For those that may not be familiar with this character, Jane is a near-invulnerable crime-fighter who debuted for Event Comics back in 1995, but has since been utilized by several other imprints and has even crossed over with the likes of The Punisher, Vampirella, and Hellboy. She was also the focus of a short-lived Sci-Fi Channel TV series back in 2007.

Here's a breakdown of this new big-screen incarnation:


Jane Vasko is a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near death experience, Jane develops exceptional regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.

Last we heard, American Mary directors Jen and Sylvia Soska were on board to helm Painkiller Jane, but there's no mention of them in this report. We'll update as soon as we know more.
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