Casting Net: Jessica Chastian rumored to star as Marilyn Monroe in 'Blonde'; Plus, Rachel Weisz, Toni Collette, more

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Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in the upcoming film Blonde. Helmed by Killing Them Softly director Andrew Dominik and produced by Brad Pitt‘s Plan B, Blonde is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates which reimagines the life of Norma Jeane Baker, the woman who would later go on to become Marilyn Monroe. When EW reached out for comment, Chastian’s agent would not confirm her involvement in the upcoming film. [The Wrap]

• Rachel Weisz (The Lobster) and Toni Collette (Tammy) are set to star in Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke‘s upcoming romantic dramedy Miss You Already. The upcoming film follows two friends living in London whose relationship takes a toll when one becomes pregnant and the other falls ill. [Variety]

The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun and The Guild‘s Felicia Day will lend their voices to Chew, an upcoming animated feature adapted from the popular comic by Image Comics. Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies) will spearhead the upcoming animated feature with Chew co-creator John Layman slated to pen the script. The upcoming film tells the story of a detective (Yeun) who has the ability to get psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Day will lend her voice to the character of Amelia Mintz, a food critic with the ability to write about food in a way that makes the reader feel like they can taste it. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Orange Is the New Black‘s Matt McGorry has signed on to star opposite Amy Hargreaves (Homeland) in the upcoming indie drama How He Fell in Love. Written and directed by Marc Meyers (Harvest), the upcoming film tells the story of a struggling musician (McGorry) who embarks on a relationship with a married woman (Hargreaves) that, in turn, has a lasting effect on them both. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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