Casting News – Jessica Chastain Joins the Cast of Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak”

Actress Jessica Chastain has definitely earned her way into Hollywood stardom after gaining two separate Oscar nominations in two years. It was recently announced that she will be part of the cast for Guillermo del Toro’s next horror project, Crimson Peak. Del Toro and Chastain also worked together on Mama.

Crimson Peak is slowly gaining talented actors as apart of the cast as Emma Stone, Charlie Hunnam, and Benedict Cumberbatch have also recently been officially signed on for the project.

Del Toro has stated that this new film is “very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” He wrote the original version of the script with Matthew Robbins, and Lucinda Coxon recently worked on a rewrite. The story follows a women who becomes suspicious of her husband’s behavior and begins to realize he might not be who he pretends to be.

As of right now, there are no major details on the characters and which parts the actors were cast in so far. Be sure to check back for more characters details as I will post them when they become available!

What do you think of these casting choices? Would you be interested in seeing Crimson Peak? What is your favorite del Toro-directed film? What is your favorite film that Chaztain has starred in?

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Sources: Collider and The Hollywood Reporter