Iron Man 3 casting: Jessica Chastain now in talks

News Simon Brew 24 Apr 2012 - 08:20
Jessica Chastain

Might Jessica Chastain be joining up with Robert Downey Jr in the soon-to-shoot Iron Man 3?

With the start of production a few weeks’ away, casting work continues on Tony Stark’s next big screen adventure after The Avengers, Iron Man 3. The film is set for release next May, and already linked with joining Robert Downey Jr have been Guy Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley. Now? Jessica Chastain is closing in on a role.

Chastain has had a busy year or so, with The Tree Of Life, The Help, The Debt and Take Shelter all on her CV. And she’d been linked with Iron Man 3 before, but looked to be out of contention due to a scheduling problem.

However, according to Deadline, those scheduling problems have now gone, and Chastain is back in the frame for the movie. Expect confirmation one way or another shortly. We might find out where she fits into the film, too (Deadline describes her as “a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark”).

Shane Black is directing Iron Man 3, and as we find out more about the film, we’ll pass it your way.

Deadline

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