Jessica Chastain to Lead Liv Ullmann's MISS JULIE Film with Colin Farrell

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According to Variety, Jessica Chastain has been confirmed as the lead in Liv Ullmann's film adaptation of Miss Julie, alongside Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte will produce.

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Miss Julie is a naturalistic play written in 1888 by August Strindberg dealing with class, love, lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Set on a midsummer night of 1874, on the estate of a Count in Sweden, the young woman of the title, attempting to escape an existence cramped by social mores and have a little fun, dances at the servants' annual midsummer party, where she is drawn to a senior servant, a footman named Jean, who is particularly well-traveled, well-mannered and well-read. The action takes place in the kitchen of Miss Julie's father's manor; here Jean's fiancée, a servant named Kristin, cooks and sometimes sleeps while Jean and Miss Julie talk.

Chastain currently stars in Broadway's The Heiress as 'Catherine Sloper'. The production runs through February 9th. Her recent film projects include Zero Dark Thirty, for which she picked up a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Drama, and the horror film Mama.

Ullmann's recent projects include the film Faithless and a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton.

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