Jessica Chastain replaces Michelle Williams as lead woman in upcoming HBO limited series Scenes From A Marriage
The main change is in the cards for the limited series of HBO drama “Marriage Scenes”
Jessica Chastain replaces Michelle Williams as the lead female role she will play with Oscar Isaac due to a scheduled conflict with Williams.
Chastain and Isaac have a lot of history together, as they were classmates at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and were the lead actors in the crime drama 2014’s Most Violent Year.
Shake: Jessica Chastain takes on the lead female role for Michelle Williams’ upcoming HBO limited series Marriage Scenes
“Scenes from a Marriage” is an adaptation of a Swedish Swedish miniseries from 1973, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson.
For the new series, Haggai Levy, co-author and co-producer of the drama series The Show (2014-2019), will combine the duties of writer, director and executive producer.
The new version will revisit the iconic image of love, hate, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce in the original miniseries through the lens of a modern American couple, which will be played by Chastain and Isaac.
History: Chastain and Isaac were classmates at the Juilliard School in New York
Williams is reported to remain executive producer along with Chastain, Levi, Issac, and Ellenberg through Media Res, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, Blair Breard, Amy Herzog, according to Deadline.
The series is a co-production with Media Res and Endeavor Content.
The shooting is expected to begin soon.
History: Chastain and Isaac starred in the crime drama of 2014. The most violent year
Most recently, Chastain completed the filming of the international spy thriller “The 355”, which premieres on January 15, 2021. The star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Fan Bingbing, Sebastian Stan and Édgar Ramirez.
The twice-Oscar-nominated actress will also star in the upcoming drama “Eyes of Tammy Faye” and the American-British film “The Forgiveness.”
Along with the planning conflict, Williams also has her hands full, playing the careful role of mother with the arrival of her second child in June; her first with a new husband, Thomas Kyle.
Williams also has a 14-year-old daughter named Matilda, who he shared with Heath Ledger until his death in 2008.
Busy Lady: Along with the planning conflict, Williams also has his hands full with the arrival of his second child in June; her first with a new husband, Thomas Kyle