Jessica Chastain reunites with Memory director for new film

Jessica Chastain
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Jessica Chastain has been promoting Memory at Toronto International Film Festival – she and director Michel Franco will reteam for Dreams. 

Memory, Chastain’s new drama, sees her play a social worker living a simple life. That is until she’s followed home from a high school reunion by an old classmate. The movie received an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA so that its stars could promote it at Toronto International Film Festival. Now, Chastain and director Michel Franco have worked together again on Dreams – filming on which is reportedly already complete.

Plot details are under wraps, but the script is said to have been non-WGA. Dreams was also granted an interim agreement by the actors’ guild, and hired 60 actors and 50 below-the-line crew members as part of the production. Rupert Friend will also star in the film.

Chastain has been vocally supportive of interim agreements during the strike, despite them often being a point of contention. “If a majority of independent producers, come forward and sign the Interim Agreement deal it will show the AMPTP how wrong they are when they say our contract terms are unrealistic or unreasonable,” she wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

It’s clear that one of the good things to come out of the Hollywood strikes is an influx of interesting, independent films – and Dreams will be one of them. It doesn’t yet have a release date, but we’ll bring you more news as we hear it.


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