Opening in wide release on January 11th is the critically acclaimed film Zero Dark Thirty from Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, which tells the story of the hunt and assassination on Osama bin Laden. The film is already one of the front-runners in the upcoming Oscar race and features an amazing cast of actors that includes Jessica Chastain (The Help), Jason Clarke (Lawless), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Jennifer Ehle (Contagion), Harold Perrineau (The Matrix Reloaded), Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Mark Duplass (Your Sister's Sister), Joel Edgerton (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Chris Pratt (Moneyball), Scott Atkins (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning), John Barrowman (TV's Arrow), Frank Grillo (The Grey), Mark Valley (TV's Human Target), and James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Jessica Chastain to talk about her work on Zero Dark Thirty, which will almost definitely earn her an Oscar-nomination for Best Actress. The talented performer discussed the new film, comparisons between her character and her Kathryn Bigelow, the director's fast passed style, beginning shooting the day after last year's Oscars, how she prepared for the role, the secrecy behind the project's screenplay, and why Chastain broke the rules and showed it to some of the supporting actors.
To watch our exclusive interview with Jessica Chastain about Zero Dark Thirty, please click on the video player above.
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Zero Dark Thirty opens in wide release on January 11th.