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Jessica Chastain in talks to play Jane in TARZAN

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 10:06 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Director David Yates, chose Tarzan as his first project after directing the final 4 Harry Potter films. The project has been quiet for a while, but they may have settled on who they want to play Jane in the upcoming adaptation. Last November, it was reported that Alexander Skarsgard was the frontrunner to tackle the title role in the film, with Samuel L. Jackson being eyed for a supporting role as a an ex-mercenary who helps Tarzan save the Congo from a warlord. Now word comes that recent Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain is being eyed to tackle the role of Jane in the film.

The fine people at the New York Post report that Chastain is the first choice to play Jane in Yates’ iteration of Tarzan. Chastain recently became attached to star opposite Colin Farrell in the adaptation of the stage play Miss Julie, but she has yet to sign on to any other future projects. There’s still no confirmation regarding the other Tarzan casting too, so it’s also possible that someone other than Skarsgard could end up landing the title role.

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