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Jessica Chastain Reunites with Oscar Isaac For The Remake Of An Ingmar Bergman Classic

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Jessica Chastain Reunites with Oscar Isaac For The Remake Of An Ingmar Bergman Classic: Ingmar Bergman’s iconic Scenes From A Marriage (1973) English adaptation will reunite Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac for a second time together. HBO had announced the limited series project earlier this year in summer with Isaac and Michelle Williams as the lead cast however Williams had to exit due to scheduling issues allowing equally talented Chastain to join the cast.

The modern remake will explore many of the same themes as in the original series – love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce, through the lens of a contemporary American couple. Acting school Julliard’s classmates and longtime friends, Chastain and Isaac, have previously appeared as an onscreen couple in the crime drama A Most Violent Year (2014). They shared brilliant chemistry as a couple who have polarized opinions when it comes to family and relationships, which although is not in the same genre but happens to be the central theme of this show.

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Our Boys (2019) and The Affair (2014) co-creator, Hagai Levi will write and direct the series, as well as executive produce alongside Isaac, Williams and, now, Chastain. Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, Blair Breard and Amy Herzog will also executive produce, as will Michael Ellenberg, whose banner Media Res is producing alongside Endeavour Content.

Chastain is two time Academy Award nominee for her work on The Help (2011) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). She also earned Golden Globe nominations for the same performances and won the Golden Globe award for Zero Dark Thirty (2012). She also earned hre other Golden Globe nominations for A Most Violent Year (2014), Miss Sloane (2016) and Molly’s Game (2017). She will be next seen in an international espionage thriller “The 355” scheduled to release in January next year.

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Isaac starred in the HBO limited series Show Me A Hero (2015) for which he  won a Golden Globe. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his starring role in Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). His upcoming projects include a starring role in reboot of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021) and “The Card Counter”.

The original six-episode series directed by the legendary filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman, starring Liv Ullman and Erland Josephson first aired on the Swedish television back in 1973. The story explored the disintegration of marriage between a couple spanning over a period 10 years. Bergman’s teleplay drew on his personal experiences including his relationship with Ullman.

After initially airing on Swedish TV, the miniseries was condensed and released into a theatrical version opening to rave reviews in Sweden and all around the world. The feature film has since been considered as a part of The Criterion Collection.

Source: Slash Film

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