The two films will center on a difficult period in the marriage of a restaurant owner (Edgerton) and his wife (Chastain), who has returned to college. The films will explore the time from each of their perspectives.
Chastain is currently an Academy Award nominee for her work in The Help. As previously announced, she will star in The Heiress on Broadway during the 2012-2013 season. Among her other stage credits are Othello and Rodney's Wife Off-Broadway.
Edgerton appeared on the New York stage as Stanley Kowalski opposite Cate Blanchett in A Streetcar Named Desire. His many Australian stage credits include Henry V and The Pillowman. Among his film credits are King Arthur, The Waiting City, Warrior, and the upcoming The Great Gatsby, in which he plays Tom Buchanan.