Another actor has signed on for a stint with Hollywood’s latest go-to-guys Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in a tale of murder in the new thriller The Fields.
According to The Hollywood ReporterJessica Chastain has signed on to play the female lead while the Avatar golden-boy will portray a local investigator probing a series of unsolved murders in industrial wastelands surrounding Gulf Coast refineries, where as many as 70 bodies have turned up over the past two decades. Together they wage a war against the unknown assailants. Chastain will play Worthington’s ex-wife, a former rodeo queen who likewise is a homicide detective and also determined to the find the killers, with or without his help.
The Fields — which was originally called Texas Killing Fields — will be directed by Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of Michael Mann, in a co-production between Bill Block’s QED Intl. and Mann’s Forward Pass shingle. The script was penned by former DEA agent Donald F. Ferrarone, and production is scheduled to begin April 5th in Louisiana.
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