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Jessica Chastain to Star in Broadway Revival of The Heiress

Jessica Chastain
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Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain will star in a Broadway revival of The Heiress, to be directed by Moisés Kaufman and play a theater to be announced in Fall 2012.

Adapted from the Henry James novel Washington Square by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, the play centers on Catherine Sloper (Chastain), a woman from a wealthy family being courted by a handsome man whom her disapproving father believes is only after her sizable inheritance.

Chastain's previous stage credits include Othello and Rodney's Wife Off-Broadway, and the title role in Salome opposite Al Pacino in Los Angeles. She was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor's Guild Award for her performance in The Help, and has also received numerous honors for her work in the films The Tree of Life and Take Shelter.

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