Jessica Chastain to star in comedy-drama ‘Losing Clementine’

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Jessica Chastain appears on the “Today” show on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. [Photo by Nathan Congleton/NBC]

Jessica Chastain will play a troubled artist in the comedy-drama “Losing Clementine,” helmed by Argentine filmmaker Lucía Puenzo (“Cromo,” “The German Doctor”).

According to Deadline, Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab picked up the feature rights to Ashley Ream’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name and brought “Better Call Saul” writer and producer Ann Cherkis onboard to adapt the screenplay.

The story follows renowned, razor-tongued artist Clementine Pritchard (Chastain) who has decided she’s had enough of life. After ditching her prescriptions, she gives herself 31 days to tie up loose ends – finish one last painting, make nice with her ex-husband, find a home for her cat – before she kills herself. While checking off her bucket list, she uncovers secrets about her family and the tragedy that befell her mother and sister.

Tab, who recently executive produced the Jennifer Garner thriller “Peppermint,” developed, packaged, raised finance and will now produce the project with her partner Christopher Tuffin, alongside Freckle Films’ Chastain and Kelly Carmichael.

Jeeny and Michael Miller of Miller Way will serve as executive producers alongside Sentient’s Jake Martin and Maryam Lieberman, and Ann Cherkis.

A two-time Oscar nominee, Chastain recently starred in “t Chapter Two.” She has the Universal spy thriller “355” and the Fox biopic “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” coming up.

Puenzo’s credits include the 2017 Spanish-language sci-fi thriller “The Unseen,” the 2009 drama “The Fish Child,” which premiered at the Berlinale and was nominated for nine Argentine Academy Awards, and the 2007 Spanish-language drama “XXY” and 2013 historical drama “The German Doctor,” which both played at Cannes. She also has multiple series in development at Apple, Amazon and Showtime, according to Deadline.




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