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From Brokeback Mountain to Fosse / VerdonIf you want a woman who can really understand how slowly her married life is killing her inside, go with Michelle Williams. Unfortunately, due to planning conflicts, Manchester by the sea the actress had to leave the upcoming HBO adaptation Scenes from marriage, handing over the sad screen mantle to Jessica Chastain.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Chastain will join Oscar Isaac in the upcoming American version of Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 six-episode miniseries starring Liv Ullman and Erland Josephson as Marian and Johan, a married couple struggling with monogamy, domestic boredom , infidelity and, of course, the looming ghost of divorce. Chastain and Isaac previously played together as an unhappy married couple in 2014. Most forcibly yesr, but their unhappiness is more related to the impact of organized crime on the oil and gas industry than to their specific relationships.
As for Michelle Williams, her next announced project is Venom: Let there be a massacre, which probably won’t involve a happy marriage, or if she and Tom Hardy tie the knot, an alien symbiote linked to a serial killer will probably put a kibosh on that wedding day pretty quickly.